Apple making it harder for police to collect evidence from iPhones

Source: Craig Timberg & Tony Romm, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Apple announced that it would block access to a port that law enforcement uses to break into iPhones during criminal investigations, a move that could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes.

Apple said the change, which would disable the Lightning port on the bottom of iPhones an hour after users lock their phones, is part of software updates to be rolled out in the fall.

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