Advanced navigation system, which allows you to find your way around the internet, is a critical tool for keeping us safe and protected from threats.
But the NSA isn’t going to let that technology disappear, which is why the agency is trying to keep it around as long as possible.
In an effort to keep the advanced navigation tool around as much as possible, the NSA is using its authority under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to secretly force Apple to keep some of the technology around in the hope that the company won’t turn it over.
The agency’s move comes on the heels of Apple’s filing a lawsuit against the agency, claiming the government has overstepped its authority in the matter.
Apple is challenging the government’s claims, arguing that the agency’s action is a violation of the company’s encryption policy.
The company says that its security policy prevents the agency from using its software to search the contents of messages or to search for “metadata,” which is the type of information stored by email and other third-party services.
The NSA’s actions come at a time when Apple is preparing to release an iPhone 7 Plus that features a 5-inch 1080p OLED display, a fingerprint sensor, and other upgrades that make it a popular smartphone.
The new iPhone also features an Intel chip that makes it more powerful and easier to upgrade to.
Apple says that the government is using the CFAA to justify a secret surveillance program that it says is used for national security reasons.
“The government’s claim that it needs to use a computer to decrypt data in order to prevent ‘international terrorism’ is patently false,” Apple wrote in its lawsuit.
Read more from NBC News The NSA claims that it has the right to demand that Apple comply with its requests, and Apple is not saying that it will comply.
In its filing, Apple notes that the CFDA only requires that the FBI seek a court order, not that the order be granted.
Still, the agency believes that Apple’s technology can help the government circumvent encryption standards, and that it’s an important tool to ensure that the NSA doesn’t compromise Americans’ privacy.
Even though the government hasn’t explicitly asked Apple to provide the encryption technology, the government appears to be getting the message.
The agency’s legal director, Thomas Drake, told a Senate subcommittee earlier this year that the encryption on the iPhone is already “open to interception” by the government, which would enable the agency to obtain data from it without Apple’s knowledge.