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Apple's iMessage system leaves one bit of data open to authorities

OK, so maybe there's one little bit of the iMessage system that's not under lock and key. Apple iMessages are encrypted end-to-end. That means the messages you send on the platform can only be read by you and their recipient. Apple can't read them and because it does not have the encryption key. It can't decrypt them, even if the authorities request it.  However, before a text message is delivered on the encrypted iMessage network, in fact, when you enter the contact number, according to a report in The Intercept, there's a check that happens in the Apple Message app.
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