19/06/2013 8:44 PM IST

Are Apple iMessages And Facetime Chats Really Safe From Government Surveillance?

An Apple Inc. employee demonstrates FaceTime, a video chat application on the newly-announced iPhone 4, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 7, 2010. Apple chief executive Steve Jobs showed off the next-generation iPhone that features the ability to shoot and edit high-definition quality video and a crisp higher-resolution screen. AFP PHOTO/Ryan Anson (Photo credit should read Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Can you thwart government spying by using Apple chat services iMessage and Facetime? Apple has suggested that might be the case—but it’s worth remaining skeptical about the company’s claims.

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