Apple abandoned encrypted iCloud backup plans after FBI pressure

Apple abandoned encrypted iCloud backup plans after FBI pressure

As per reports, Apple reversed course on a plan to enable people to fully encrypt backups of their iPhone data on its iCloud service after the FBI aired concerns that it would harm investigations. The reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported. It is evidence of how much the tech giant has been willing to help law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Timothy
Timothy
Arby
Arby 3 months

Apple pretends but isn't what you might believe.

Jared
Jared 3 months

This really isn't a problem. If you've got something private you should understand it shouldn't be stored on somebody else's servers anyway, especially a tech giant. If you really cared about your privacy on any device you should've looked into secure options a long time ago. Companies already have more data on you than you can imagine, and if they collect arrays of data on your activity (that you let them collect by signing ToS and SLAs) it shouldn't be surprising, or offensive, that law enforcement is able to access it. I agree that we should have rights to privacy, but this is the equivalent of complaining about the police accessing your banking records. "That's my private debit card!" Just host your nudes on a private server. Welcome to the 2000s...

Wholly
Wholly 3 months

So, no security then. ROOT FOR ALL!

OttersGonnaOtt
OttersGonnaOtt 3 months

Apple puts on a public facade of wanting deep security and privacy for users. In truth they want all the data they can get (they own and run iAds, remember) and they don't want to implement costly security systems unless mandated. The facade is likely work to state that security is better than the competition as a bid for brand loyalty. However, a steel box with a place for the user to put a lock is often more secure than a wooden box with a sophisticated lock preinstalled. Users should focus on the product as a whole and not one shiny feature; this goes double if the product inherently cannot be upgraded by the user to add such features.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 3 months

Don't use Apple. They are not interested in protecting their users' privacy.

Dave
Dave 3 months

"Apple dropped" well that's fucked then.

The Kosher Katfish
The Kosher Katfish 3 months

Moral of the story: if you're gonna go kill people, use an Android.

B. K.
B. K. 3 months

And the government is going after Huawei because they won't have access to the supposed possibility of a backdoor in 5g technology. well that and America is behind on developing 5g. Yup surveillance state. No kidding Apple is playing ball. Otherwise the government may have a tax issue with the billions it has off shore. All for love of money. Welcome to the American dream. Wake up little Suzy, it's time to go home.

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God damn it Apple

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