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Apple reportedly scrapped plans to fully secure iCloud backups after FBI intervention

By James Vincent 21 Jan 2020 at 17:01

Apple reportedly dropped plans to fully secure users’ iPhone and iPad backups after the FBI complained about the initiative, reports Reuters. Apple devices have a well-deserved reputation for protecting on-device data, but backups made using iCloud are a different matter. This information is encrypted to stop attackers, but Apple holds the keys to decrypt it and shares it with...

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