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Apple won’t unlock your devices (if your device is running iOS 8) anymore, not even with a police warrant.

This announcement was made at last week’s event and it is a clear message to allegations that tech companies have been too eager to assist governments to collect your personal information.

Along with this announcement, the company released a new privacy policy tied to the new iOS 8. Now, only you will be able to access the data and information on your phone thanks to a new encryption on most devices.

“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data. So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.”

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Before the update, Apple was able to access some of the information and data on your devices if  ordered by a police warrant or court order. But that doesn’t mean the company is completely free from its legal responsibility to turn over data which is stored somewhere else, like iCloud.

If you want to prevent any access to your information or data you will have to prevent information being stored in your iCloud account.

Here’s how: Settings > iCloud > Storage & Back up > Turn Off iCloud Backup

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