Apple Says It Hasn't Worked with NSA to Provide IPhone Access

Says it has no knowledge of "backdoor" program


Apple says that the company has never worked with the National Security Agency to give it backdoor access to the iPhone, responding to documents that were leaked on Monday.

The statement comes after documents shared by security researcher Jacob Appelbaum and German news magazine Der Spiegel disclosed an NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP, which is said to allow the agency to do things like intercept text messages, access contact lists, and activate the phone's microphone and camera.

The company also said it was unaware of such a program.