“Apple’s response to US and UK government demands for backdoors to user data has been direct, bordering on defiant,” Joon Ian Wong reports for Quartz. “Apple appears to take a different tack in dealing with data security demands from China, a key growth market for the company.”
“In January 2015, the state-run newspaper People’s Daily claimed, in a tweet, that Apple had agreed to security checks by the Chinese government. This followed a piece in the Beijing News that claimed Apple acceded to audits after a meeting between Cook and China’s top internet official, Lu Wei,” Wong reports. “China’s State Internet Information Office would reportedly be allowed to perform “security checks” on all Apple products sold on the mainland. According to the report, this was despite Cook’s assurances that the devices didn’t contain backdoors accessible by any government, including the US.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, but did Apple agreed to special security checks by Beijing or not? And, if so, what do they entail?
Apple agrees to subject products to Chinese government security inspections – January 22, 2015
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]