25 Dec Apple Gives US Gov’t Access to Thousands of Devices in New Report
Apple recently revealed in its latest Transparency report that it had approved more than 80 percent of the 32,342 requests for customer data from governments around the world in the first half of 2018 alone.
The latest figures from the iPhone maker shows a 9 per cent rise in the number of demands from the previous six-month reporting period.
Apple added that more than 42 percent of all requests in the first half of this year were made by German authorities for stolen devices investigations.
Meanwhile, the US made 4,570 requests for 14,911 devices and also filed 918 financial identifier requests, which the company said were predominantly for iTunes Gift Card and credit card fraud investigations.
Source: Independent UK