“Apple has announced its plans to transfer iCloud encryption key management to account holders, a move which could stand in the way of or even prevent the FBI and other law enforcement agencies from requesting users’ information,” David Bisson writes for Graham Cluley Security News.The tech giant currently manages the encryption key management for all iCloud account holders.”
“Apple’s decision to hand over encryption key management to iCloud account holders will render many of these [government] requests irrelevant. Without the encryption keys, Apple will have no way to access users’ encrypted iCloud data regardless of how much the U.S. government wants it,” Bisson writes. “The onus of data management will therefore shift to the users themselves.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Excellent.
[This case] also compels Apple to make iOS even more secure. How about encrypted iCloud backups next, Apple?