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

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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China does
by Poseidon on Mon 26th Feb 2018 01:49 UTC
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Considering that the Chinese government actually governs in their favor and have great leverage because of how many factories for electronics (often the only ones), including Apple, it’s not hard to figure out who has the keys.

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