SF District Attorney Pleased by iOS 7’s Activation Lock Feature



The San Francisco Examiner is reporting that, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has come out in support of iOS 7’s Activation Lock against thieves, saying that “clear improvements” have been made to stop criminals.

Last week, Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman brought in security experts from the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center to test out Apple’s Activation Lock feature as well as Absolute Software’s Lojack service on the Samsung Galaxy S4 in order to determine how effective they are against thieves.

“I’m very optimistic that they came and were willing to share their technology with us,” Gascón said in a statement, also noting that Microsoft and Google had not yet come forth with their plans to combat theft. Gascón did not detail how the specific features work, explaining that they were not yet finished.