New York Times reporter Ali Watkins phone and emails had been secretly seized by the Justice Department.
Its the good 'ole story of our beloved surveillance states, their snoopers and black-mailers:
A former Senate Intelligence Committee aide was arrested on Thursday in an investigation of classified information leaks where prosecutors also secretly seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records.
Yeah, yeah, its a sad story and we all know it for long but prefer to live in denial as a brave "I-don't-have-anything-tohide" believer.
And here is a thing to do at least the most simplest thing:
Device Set to Self-Destruct (for iPhone)
You can completely wipe your iPhone or iPad after 10 failed attempts.
This option is off by default. To turn it on:
1. Open the Settings and then tap “Touch ID & Passcode”.
2. You will need to enter your passcode to access these settings.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the Touch ID & Passcode settings and tap on “Erase Data” to enable the self-destruct feature.
It’s advised that you make frequent local backups of your data using iTunes after this is enabled–otherwise, if your phone gets erased, your data will be gone for good.
you can of course connect your iPhone to your computer, start "Terminal" and set the self-destruction to 2 or 3 times.