Apple is said to be working with authorities on a solution to help them wiretap phones using iMessage, which the DEA has complained in documents is too secure due to encryption.

The Feds say that because iMessage is encrypted, any data they intercept is worthless. There are physical workarounds like bugging a house or installing malware on a targets phone, but those are more complex than simple electronic surveillance. Strong encryption schemes prevent onlookers with malicious intent from being able to read your data even if they manage to intercept it.

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