The usually tight-lipped tech giant had this to say to All Things D:
Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security. Our team is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements. Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple’s industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers. We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them.
It’s not just Apple, of course, although by dint of size their name always makes the headlines. What’s new is this situation where American companies are actively and publicly working against our national intelligence establishment — and that most Americans (including yours truly) think that’s a good thing.
Gives one hope that Washington can actually be rolled back.