The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets ➝

Marco Arment on the CIA’s attempt to compromise iOS, Xcode, and other Apple software:

What would you call a targeted attack on one of America’s most successful and beloved companies in history in order to break security protections, spy on millions of citizens, intercept their communications, and steal their data?

Unpatriotic? Absolutely. Terrorism? Maybe. But those don’t quite capture what this really is: war.

I hate to sound hyperbolic, but this is the kind of thing I grew up hearing about other countries doing. I never thought it would happen here. But it has. And, we need to vote the jokers out of office that let this happen on their watch.