“How secure is iCloud?” Christopher Breen reports for Macworld. “It would be worth your while to read Apple’s iCloud: iCloud security and privacy overview document. As its name hints, it spells out how your data is encrypted—both when it’s transmitted between your computer and Apple’s servers and when it’s stored on those servers.”

“The gist is that Apple uses a minimum of 128-bit AES encryption. This is the encryption standard used by banks and other financial institutions,” Breen reports. “As I write this, there is no practical way to crack AES-128 encryption—unless, of course, the NSA has found a way to introduce a weakness that allows it to get around it. But unless you’re an International Man of Mystery, I seriously doubt any government is interested in your private affairs.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Oh, to be so trusting.

Unfortunately, there’s stuff like this that’s difficult to ignore and all too easy to extrapolate.

United States Constitution, Amendment IV:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Join The Electronic Frontier Foundation in calling for a full congressional investigation here.

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