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If you own an iOS-powered device, you probably woke up to an update from Apple to patch the operating system to version 7.0.6. Its primary purpose is to close a security hole in the API responsible for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections — but what exactly was fixed? In programming terms, it’s actually rather silly.
Like other technology companies, Dropbox issues regular “transparency reports” detailing the number of requests from law enforcement agencies for user data. Its 2013 report offers more detail on requests from US agencies, but remains fairly opaque when it comes to activity elsewhere in the world, including Australia.