The stark difference between Apple and Android security is the first sign of a growing digital divide where on the wealthy can afford privacy, according to Christopher Soghoian, technologist at the Amercian Civil Liberties Union. Mr Soghoian says that Apple users pay for a premium for the improved security on their devices and the gap is growing. He told a TED talk recently, This is not a technology problem this is a civil rights problem.” Mr Soghoian invented the Do Not Track technology, employed by most websites to recognize people who wish not to have their online activity monitored.
Your smartphone security is a civil rights issue
The smartphone you use reflects more than just personal taste … it could determine how closely you can be tracked. Privacy expert Christopher Soghoian shows the glaring difference between the encryption used on Apple and Android devices and urges us to pay attention to a growing digital security divide. “If the only people who can protect themselves from the gaze of the government are the rich,” he says, “that’s a problem.”