Article from Russian magazine discusses Edward Snowden’s warning about iPhones.
According to NSA whistleblower and hero Edward Snowden, iPhones are capable of secretly collecting personal information.
Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden’s lawyer, said Monday:
“Edward never uses an IPhone, he’s got a simple phone… The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner, having to press a button and gather information about him, that’s why on security grounds he refused to have this phone,”
In June 2013, Snowden revealed information about dragnet surveillance systems used by the U.S government, a direct violation of the population’s 4th amendment rights. He is wanted for releasing the information despite it exposing the government’s contempt for our privacy.
Are iPhones safe? There’s no clear answer, but recent evidence should make you skeptical about purchasing one. For example, this article claims some apps might be spying on you.
As technology advances at a fast pace, defending our privacy against big brother is becoming increasingly difficult. In a world where phones are spying on us, dragnet surveillance is a harsh reality, and the government wants to imprison the whistleblower who revealed it all, fighting for our civil liberties against tyrants who aim to take it from us is paramount.
Don’t ever forget what the Bill of Rights protects you from and stay vigilant!