Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2018 23:51 UTC
Apple

With Apple moving its Chinese iCloud data to a company partially owned by the Chinese government, it's natural to wonder what this means for the privacy of Chinese Apple users.

If Apple is storing user data on Chinese services, we have to at least accept the possibility that the Chinese government might wish to access it - and possibly without Apple’s permission. Is Apple saying that this is technically impossible?

This is a question, as you may have guessed, that boils down to encryption.

This article is from the middle of January of this year, but I missed it back then - it's a great insight into what all of this means, presented in an easy-to-grasp manner. Definitely recommended reading.

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Comment by cdude
by cdude on Sat 24th Feb 2018 10:11 UTC
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And if Apple servers are located in the US then we have to accept the possibility that the US government might wish to access the data - and possibly without Apple’s permission.

So?

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