Apple has admitted to sharing push notification data with governments worldwide, including metadata and in some cases unencrypted content.
Senator Ron Wyden brought this issue to light, demanding updates to policies that prevent companies from disclosing such data requests.
The push notification system, used for various alerts, operates through the phone’s OS provider, allowing governments to compel companies like Apple and Google to provide this information. (Trending: Biden Bank Records Reveal Another Massive Bombshell)
BREAKING: Senator Ron Wyden just revealed that the DOJ is spying on Apple and Google users through push notifications. pic.twitter.com/zFyVr7r9lc
— Quiver Quantitative (@QuiverQuant) December 6, 2023
Apple has updated its transparency reporting in response to the findings, while Google has been documenting similar requests.
The exact nature and duration of these requests, particularly from foreign governments, remain unknown.
Unidentified governments are surveilling smartphone users via their apps' push notifications, Senator Ron Wyden warned https://t.co/3NdpNlSHOk
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 7, 2023