iPhone Security Tips from Famous Cryptographer Bruce Schneier

​We keep a digital record of our lives on our iPhones—all of our correspondence, our photos and videos, even our location—and naturally, we want to keep that information safe. But when it comes to protecting our privacy in the digital age, some of us could use a little help.

That's why we spoke with world-renowned cryptographer Bruce Schneier to learn some best practices that can help us strengthen our mobile security. In the following video, Schneier shares both practical advice and the larger picture about the role privacy plays in our lives. "Privacy is really important. It makes society work," said Schneier. ""Having the ability to control your data is very much what liberty is based on and something you don’t give away lightly." 

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Donna Cleveland is the Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine and is a journalist with ten years of experience in writing, reporting, and producing multimedia content. In her 7 years at iPhone Life, she has produced over 15 in-depth guides and 20 issues of iPhone Life magazine, along with countless articles, podcasts, and blog posts. Aside from managing the editorial team and outside contributors, Donna co-hosts the iPhone Life Podcast, teaches online iPhone educational courses, and enjoys reporting on live Apple events.

Donna began her career as a newspaper reporter before joining the iPhone Life team, where she pairs her penchant for storytelling with her love of Apple products. She's the proud owner of an iPhone 11 Pro and Apple Watch Series 4 and is a defender of AirPods as the best wireless earbuds.

Donna holds a master's degree from the University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication and earned her undergraduate degree in Media & Communications from Maharishi International University. Her writing has appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Little Village Magazine, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, the Fairfield Ledger, and the Iowa Source, and she was a researcher for American journalist Claire Hoffman's memoir, Greetings from Utopia Park. She is also the host and executive producer of a feminist podcast, Thread the Needle (theneedle.co).