David E. Sanger and Brian X. Chen, The New York Times, September 26, 2014

The National Security Agency and the nation’s law enforcement agencies are concerned that Apple’s new iPhone 6 smartphone is the first of a post-Snowden generation of equipment that will disrupt their investigative abilities. The phone encrypts emails, photos and contacts based on a complex mathematical algorithm that uses a code created by, and unique to, the phone’s user — and that Apple says it will not possess. […read more]