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Apple patents technology that will prevent police from locating you

Apple

Posted: March 12 2019
Updated: March 11, 2019

by Steve

Apple does it not go too far in advocating the security of its users’ data? The Cupertino company has just patented an “anti-interception” technology, which prevents the police from locating the position, messages and phone calls of users of apple-based devices.

How it works ? The patent explains that a method developed by the Californian company makes it possible to encrypt the signals sent between mobile antennas and mobile phones. This is to protect wiretapping, which could be carried out by police officers, and even hackers, hackers, and other malicious individuals.

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Technology therefore limits the use of so-called “Stingray” boxes: these are telephone bridges which are used to track the positions of smartphone users, listen to their calls and read their messages. The primary purpose of these boxes is to use data from crime suspects. But obviously, if they fall into the wrong hands, you could very well be at the mercy of pirates.

Apple therefore continues to secure end-to-end devices, even if it means that even criminals will be protected by the apple brand … To see if the Cupertino company is currently questioning the abuses that would arise from such security.