Contrast that to this response.
The company says its algorithm is so complex that if it ever had to turn over data from an iPhone 6, it would take the NSA about five years to decode it.Really?
Even if Apple is underestimating the NSA's abilities, the principle isn't sitting well with FBI chief James Comey. “What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to hold themselves beyond the law,” he says. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/29/apple-it-could-take-years-for-nsa-to-get-into-your-iphone-6/?intcmp=obinsite
The head of the FBI has publically come out against people having secure data on a highly portable, easily stolen platform that is used by many for banking and confidential business, legal, and medical communications? As if somehow securing your data on a phone makes you beyond the law?
Hell, all Apple would have to do to shut this guy up is remind him that there is such a thing as HIPAA compliance...
Since we are on the subject of encryption, consider getting a Self Encrypting Drive for your next computer. Use a 32 character password and compute away. http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/Self-encrypting-drives-SED-the-best-kept-secret-in-hard-drive-encryption-security
Also, if you want to encrypt your hard drive now, or encrypt your phone now, those options are already available through software options for Windows and Android (two of the more popular options).
Drive encryption (with links for Mac and Linux included): http://www.pcworld.com/article/2304851/so-long-truecrypt-5-encryption-alternatives-that-can-lock-down-your-data.html
Phone Encryption: http://www.greenbot.com/article/2145380/why-and-how-to-encrypt-your-android-device.html
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