Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts and Could Share Them With Police Essay
Apple's iMessage had a few security holes in and that potentially leaked photos and contacts, respectively. Though quickly patched, they are a reminder that the company faces a never-ending arms race to shore up its security to keep malicious hackers and government out. But that doesn't mean they will always be able to keep it private.
A report from The Intercept that iMessage conversation metadata gets logged in Apple's servers, which the company could be compelled to turn over to law enforcement by court order. While the content of those messages remains encrypted and out of the police's hands, these records list time, date, frequency of contact and limited location information.