Apple Report: Security Flaw Affects iPhones, iPads, Macs

Photo: AP [via NPR]

The Facts

  • On Wed., Apple issued two security reports warning of serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads, and Macs that could allow attackers to take complete control of the devices.

  • Apple explained that if exploited, the vulnerabilities could allow hackers to get "full admin access," including users' location, messages, contact lists, and even potentially the device's camera and microphone.


The Spin

Establishment-critical narrative

Apple, which prides itself on its privacy features, has been confronted with a breach that - due to the company's greedy information collection - has the potential to be detrimental to users. While the tech business would like customers to believe that they're fully in charge of their privacy, the reality is far from this.

Pro-establishment narrative

The recent disclosure by Apple is no reason to panic. While the vulnerability, if exploited, could allow hackers to gain access to users' device(s), there are steps that can be taken to prevent this. This is an opportunity for users to take control of their privacy. Customers should stay calm and update their device's software.


Establishment split

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