Apple Lauded for Encrypting Data by Default

Apple garnered high marks from its customers and the press when it bucked government opposition and announced that its mobile operating system would automatically encrypt all data stored on the iPhone or iPad. Apple also made encryption easy to use by allowing users to enable it at the same time they set up a password for their device. Commenters described the new feature as a “godsend” that would vastly improve security for the troves of information stored on a modern smartphone from both hackers and government surveillance.

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