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Topic: iCloud

Apple's 'differential privacy' still collects too much specific data, study says

09/15/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's use of "differential privacy" -- a method that inserts random noise into data as it's collected en masse -- doesn't go far enough to protect personal information, a study suggested this week.

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How to free up space on your iPhone in iOS 11 without deleting apps or photos

09/15/2017, 11:09 am

As default capacities have grown on the iPhone over the last year, the immediate pinch of space has been eased somewhat for new iPhone users -- but, over time the digital cruft accumulates and stacks up. Here's how to use the iCloud Photo Library to shunt your valuable pictures to the cloud without deleting any forever, and how to prune down lightly used apps automatically.

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Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says operations will start in 2020

08/24/2017, 02:08 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

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Apple's Tim Cook to visit Des Moines for announcement of Iowa data center

08/24/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly visiting Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday to help announce a new data center in Waukee, which will cost some $1.375 billion and occupy two buildings across 2,000 acres of land.

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Apple updates News Publisher with redesigned dashboard, UI tweaks

08/23/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates to its iCloud-based News Publisher, featuring a number of user interface enhancements and a completely redesigned dashboard.

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Apple sets sights on new Iowa data center to handle growing cloud demands

08/23/2017, 01:08 pm

Apple is reportedly in the early stages of setting up a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which should join several others scattered around the U.S.

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Apple uses hidden webpage to recruit cloud infrastructure engineer

08/19/2017, 10:08 pm

A hidden, now-defunct page on Apple's website was apparently being used by the company to recruit an engineer for work on a "critical infrastructure component."

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Chinese government sets up committee to watch over Apple's new iCloud data center

08/14/2017, 11:08 am

China's Guizhou province is setting up a working committee specifically to oversee Apple's new data center in the region, which was established to comply with cybersecurity laws that went into effect earlier this year.

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Athenry, Ireland Apple iCloud data center court ruling postponed again

07/28/2017, 09:07 am

The Irish courts continue to defer the Athenry, Ireland data center decision, and are next scheduled to hear the case in October.

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Apple opens first China data center to comply with country's cybersecurity rules

07/12/2017, 01:07 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the activation of its first data center in China, which is being operated in cooperation with a local internet firm to ensure compliance with the country's strict cybersecurity laws.

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Apple announces location of new $921 million iCloud data center in Denmark

07/10/2017, 08:07 am

Apple has announced plans to build a new $921 million data center in Denmark near the German border, its second in the country.

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Apple device owners unable to restore from backup as iCloud outage continues [u]

06/28/2017, 09:06 pm

An unspecified service outage that has been ongoing for nearly 36 hours is impacting a small percentage of Apple customers attempting to use iCloud Backup, prohibiting them from creating new backups or restore from previous saves.

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Judge shortage in Ireland delays ruling on Athenry Apple data center location controversy

06/27/2017, 11:06 am

Once thought to reach a conclusion on June 23, the appeal hearing opposing Apple's Athenry, Ireland efforts has been delayed because of a lack of judges able to hear the case.

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China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

06/07/2017, 09:06 pm

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.

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Apple cuts 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99, Family Sharing access expands in iOS 11 & High Sierra

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

As part of an array of updates and refreshes, Apple has also updated its iCloud data plan pricing, with a 2-terabyte plan now selling for $9.99 a month, and the old 1-terabyte plan no longer available.

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Amazon adds iCloud Calendar compatibility to Alexa ecosystem

05/31/2017, 10:05 am

Amazon has announced that its voice recognition Alexa family of devices can now read from and save changes and additions to Apple's iCloud Calendar.

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Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

05/23/2017, 10:05 am

In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple -- a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

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Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window

05/19/2017, 02:05 pm

Despite an Apple policy of permanently wiping deleted iCloud Notes older than 30 days, it appears to be possible to recover notes that are far older, a security firm said on Friday.

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Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-party apps accessing iCloud

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

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WhatsApp encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs, but may be vulnerable

05/09/2017, 09:05 am

Facebook-owned WhatsApp quietly began encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs in late 2016, a report revealed this week -- though that protection may now be compromised.

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