Apple says that tracking iPhone Data for the police will be more difficult. Apple will put end-
to-end encryption to a phone’s unique Id. Apple is currently working on anti-snooping
technology to prevent iPhone data tracking from police. The law enforcement agencies are
putting pressure on Apple to make it easy for them to access data from an encrypted
iPhone. India is considering this law meanwhile Australia and Britain have already passed
Several government agencies have targeted the company to make it easier for them
government to access iPhone data, is said to be working on anti-snooping technology that
would prevent law enforcement agencies from phone numbers, location, or read messages.
According to the reports Apple has patented the technology that encrypts information
between the iPhone and other mobile networks.
The technology will stop the “Stingray-boxes”, which will imitate phone masts and can be
used to track phone users’ location and listen in on phone calls. Stingray can be hacked by
hackers to access of mobile users’ data.
The Apple will put end-to-end encryption to a phone’s unique Id so that the hackers should
not use Stingray boxes to track users’ data.
“Stingray” also known as “IMSI-catcher” and this device also work as the controversial cellular phone surveillance device. It was developed for the police and intelligence community. The Stingray and similar devices are in widespread use by local and state law enforcement agencies across Canada, UnitedStates and in the United Kingdom. Stingray has also become a generic name to explain.
These kinds of devices. When in active mode, the device mimics a wireless carrier tower in
order to track all nearby mobile phones and other cellular device data to connect to it. It is
also used by some police force in Britain but the extent of their use has not been revealed.
Apple has a global pressure to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to access data
from an encrypted iPhone.
In 2015 Apple refused the FBI demand to unlock an iPhone owned by the terrorists who
shot 14 people in California. But the FBI finally gained access to the encrypted iPhone of the terrorist without taking Apple’s help.