Thanks to the best technical minds your tax dollars can buy, the NSA has come up with something called “DROPOUT JEEP,” an application that can hijack your an iPhone’s SMS messages, contacts, location, camera, and microphone. The hack is really comprehensive, according to a leaked NSA doc acquired by Der Spiegel:
DROPOUT JEEP is a software implant for the Apple iPhone that utilizes modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality. This functionality includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device. SMS retrieval, contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation, hot mic, camera capture, cell tower location, etc. Command, control and data exfiltration can occur over SMS messaging or a GPRS data connection. All communications with the implant will be covert and encrypted.
Apple said today they know nothing about any of this:
So, Apple is either lying or the NSA is so good at using this stuff big technology corporations are completely clueless.
It is now readily apparent most if not all computer technology and consumer electronic companies have been folded into the Stasi surveillance state architecture. It can no longer be denied that we are living in an all-encompassing Orwellian panopticon nightmare.