Apple Adds Lockdown Mode to Protect Activists and Government Targets

Originally published at: Apple Adds Lockdown Mode to Protect Activists and Government Targets - TidBITS

Apple announced it will add an enhanced security mode to this year’s planned operating system updates to deter government-level spyware.

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A very interesting addition. I realize its present implementation is geared towards people who are at high risk or already under attack.

I wonder though, if by allowing for a more granular approach (say, allow only text and images to arrive in my messages inbox), this could be opened up to a larger crowd who knows they individually do not need their devices quite as open as perhaps others. More granular control I’m pretty sure could make certain parts of this far more accessible to ‘regular’ users such as myself.

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