Apple and Google have announced new measures in their new OS, the iOS 8 and Android L for Google, in order to respect user's privacy and protect their data like contact, photos emails and other data contained in your iOS devices. These new policies is taken to ensure the users that their informations cannot be accessed by the government, and that's what the police and the FBI are worried about.

Last Apple said about their new privacy policy: "Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data", so the FBI has expressed their concerns about this, also, they gave their reasons.

"Apple will become the phone of choice for the pedophile."

James Comey, the FBI director said that he is "very concerned" about Apple's decision, also, the chief of detectives for Chicago’s police department John Escalante, said that "Apple will become the phone of choice for the pedophile." Another concern is from Ronald T. Hosko, the former assistant director at the FBI Criminal Investigative Division and he said: "protect many thousands of criminals who seek to do us great harm, physically or financially."

Are Police and FBI really worried about our lives, or about tracking us on every single move to enslave us, Matt Blaze a security researcher moqued the FBI by saying: "If smartphone encryption prevents the police from solving crimes, how did they solve them before smartphones were invented? Anyone remember?"

Well, is this new privacy policy real ? Are we supposed to believe that our data are really protected ?! This is up to you to decide.

Google has also its own encryption tool that should be triggered in the next Android version, the Android L.

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