As you may have heard, Apple is locked with the FBI in a struggle over digital privacy. The FBI wants Apple to help bypass the security measures on the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists, and Apple is refusing. Get Kim's take on who is right in her free podcast.
The reason the FBI wants access to people's smartphones is the same reason other law enforcement agencies and hackers do. Our smartphones contain records of our entire lives, and anyone with access can learn everything they need to know about us or even impersonate us.
In the FBI's case, it really wants to know if the terrorist communicated with any compatriots. It also wants to know where he was during the 18 minutes after leaving the site of the shootings and when law enforcement found him again. That iPhone should have both of those pieces of information.
Think about it. Your phone has your text messages, contacts, call history, social media, shopping and email apps that are still logged in, banking and other financial apps, passwords, browser history, location history and much more. Find out how Google is tracking your location history in a way you didn't know, and what you can do about it.
That's why we provide steps to secure your phone against hackers and snoopers. That will keep just about anyone out of your sensitive information. And it will help you find or wipe your phone remotely if you do misplace it.