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Apple posts security update, DOJ allows more disclosures

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
News Categories: Apple

Apple recently posted an update to its website on National Security and Law Enforcement Orders received by the company. The update includes the amount of National Security orders Apple received worldwide from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2013. In the National Security column, Apple reports that a range of 0 to 249 orders were received, and a range of 0 to 249 accounts were affected. More specific numbers were included for account information requests from law enforcement, as there were 927 account requests received during the same time period, among other numbers disclosed by Apple.

Apple also notes, “...we are pleased the government has developed new rules that allow us to more accurately report law enforcement orders and national security orders in the U.S.” Those new rules were confirmed in a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. The joint statement from Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said, “Through these new reporting methods, communications providers will be permitted to disclose more information than ever before to their customers.” It’s noted that additional steps are required before the reforms are fully implemented.

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Poor English in this article (“Apple posts security update”)!
Should be “...the number of National Security orders…”
The word ‘amount’ is correctly used in relation to that which cannot be counted (examples: ‘the amount of sand’; ’ a large amount of nothing’; ‘such an amount of garbage!’)
The word ‘number’ is used in relation to that which can be counted (more examples: ‘the number of iPads’; ‘a large number of cars’; ‘he expected a number of reasons for the tardiness’).

Posted by Jeff on January 28, 2014 at 8:17 AM (PDT)

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