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Topic: iCloud

Apple to move Chinese iCloud keys to China servers, opens door to government data requests

02/24/2018, 02:02 am

In order to conform with Chinese cybersecurity laws, Apple will for the first time move cryptographic iCloud account keys out of the U.S. and into China when it migrates customer data to a local server farm in late February.

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How to reset your HomePod and connect it to a new Apple ID

02/14/2018, 01:02 pm

HomePod services like sending text messages or creating reminders can only be accomplished with the Apple ID used to initially set up the device. If you want to change the Apple ID affiliated with your HomePod, you'll need to redo the setup process.

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Reporters Without Borders urges journalists to move or close Chinese iCloud accounts

02/08/2018, 09:02 am

Watchdog organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is recommending that journalists operating out of China either close or migrate their iCloud accounts by the end of the month, as Apple is on the verge of transferring local control to a company tied to the Chinese government.

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Apple preps second Chinese data center, switch-on not expected until 2020

02/06/2018, 03:02 pm

Putting aside privacy concerns about the first one, Apple is reportedly laying the groundwork for a second Chinese data center that will go online two years from now.

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Apple's iCloud key in takedown of notorious Russian botnet operator

02/05/2018, 11:02 pm

Data from Apple's iCloud service was used to identify, and potentially locate and arrest, the operator of the Kelihos botnet, a system notorious for its association spam networks and criminal conspirators, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Monday.

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Messages in iCloud returns in Apple's iOS 11.3 beta 1

01/24/2018, 01:01 pm

First announced last June at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Messages in iCloud have not yet launched, but could be coming to this spring's iOS 11.3 update, based on the first developer beta issued.

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Apple to pump $350B into US economy over next 5 years, pay record $38B in repatriation taxes [u]

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

Looking to boost its domestic image, Apple on Wednesday announced that it expects to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy during the next five years, picking up some 20,000 jobs in the process. (Updated with internal letter from Tim Cook.)

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Apple educating FBI, other police on accessing data from iPhones, Macs & iCloud

01/16/2018, 02:01 pm

Despite the appearance of conflict between Apple and U.S. law enforcement, the company is not only cooperating in many search requests but actually training the FBI and other police forces.

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Apple clarifies only iCloud users in China will see data migration to Chinese server

01/12/2018, 10:01 pm

Earlier this week, Apple notified users living in China that their data would be moved to a Chinese company's servers in compliance with local laws. There was some confusion, however, as a number of customers who currently live outside of China received the same message.

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Apple informs Chinese customers of iCloud service handover in late February

01/10/2018, 08:01 am

Apple will be passing control of its iCloud services covering mainland China to a Chinese company starting from late February, a message to customers in the country reveals, with the shift in operations made to comply with local cybersecurity and data protection laws.

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'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

11/18/2017, 08:11 pm

The Texas Rangers have served Apple with search warrants for data linked to the iPhone of Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio.

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Tip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

11/13/2017, 08:11 pm

The iPhone X can auto-fill crucial data in Safari, using Face ID to authenticate the user, and securely enter credit card information with Apple's iCloud Keychain and Safari Autofill at the crux of the feature. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Social networking giant Facebook is trialing a unique and likely controversial solution for the internet's "revenge porn" problem -- asking some users to send themselves their own naked images via Facebook Messenger, so the company's algorithms can anonymously scan and block sharing of those pics in the future.

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Irish court rejects appeal against Apple data center, clearing legal hurdles

11/01/2017, 09:11 am

The Irish High Court has tossed an appeal of a ruling in favor of Apple's Athenry data center, in theory removing the final legal obstacle towards the project's construction.

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Apple ID holders can now switch from third-party email address logins to Apple email domains

10/31/2017, 09:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple ID policy, allowing account holders using third-party email addresses as login credentials to switch to an Apple-provided email address.

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Third man charged in celebrity iCloud, Gmail hacking investigation

10/23/2017, 09:10 pm

An Illinois man was on Monday charged with a felony computer hacking offense for his role in a phishing scheme that targeted more than 550 Apple iCloud and Google Gmail accounts, some of which belonged to prominent Hollywood celebrities.

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Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages last-ditch appeal, hearing scheduled next week

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

Two of the Athenry residents who have long opposed Apple's Irish data center are hoping to appeal a Commercial Court decision which otherwise greenlit the $1 billion project, potentially signalling yet more delays.

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Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update

10/13/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple is working to fix a glitch preventing some people from launching GarageBand -- the company's simplified music creation tool -- after updating to iOS 11, according to an online support document.

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Apple's $1 billion Athenry, Ireland data center approved after legal challenges squashed

10/12/2017, 08:10 am

The Irish courts have spoken, and Apple is now permitted to go forward after a long battle over environmental and power concerns for its Athenry, Ireland data center.

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