Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

police shieldApple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, e-mails, photos and other data out of the reach of police — even if they show up with a search warrant.

In a blog post, Apple says that iOS 8, which began rolling out Wednesday, has new encryption that will no longer allow the company to bypass a customer’s passcode to access the data.

“So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8,” it said.

Earlier versions of Apple’s operating system allowed the company to bypass the password, it said.

And that’s still true for rival operating systems.  More