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Topic: iCloud

Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

04/19/2018, 07:04 am

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

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Apple details tools to help developers comply with new EU data regulations

03/30/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple on Friday unveiled a set of developer tools designed to keep app makers in line with the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, a set of rules that grants users more control over their digital histories.

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AppleInsider podcast talks OS updates, interviews Yoav Degani of MyPermissions about Facebook, and discusses new iPads

03/30/2018, 09:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about the latest OS updates, Facebook privacy in light of moves Apple is making, and Victor interviews Yoav Degani of MyPermissions, a company whose mission is to make privacy settings easier for users.

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Apple will let users download all iCloud and Apple ID data to comply with new European rules [u]

03/29/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple is switching up its privacy policies to satisfy the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25 -- most notably by offering a way to download all personal data stored on Apple servers. [Updated with more details and clarification provided to AppleInsider by Apple]

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Free iCloud storage for teachers and students boosted from 5GB to 200GB

03/27/2018, 01:03 pm

In another part of Apple's big education push, teachers and students will get a forty-fold increase in free iCloud storage to better utilize today's software offerings in the future.

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Video: As Dropbox IPO goes live, should you consider switching to iCloud Drive?

03/23/2018, 09:03 am

As Dropbox goes public, AppleInsider examines if it is time to consider whether you should stay put with iCloud Drive, or fully embrace Dropbox for your cloud storage needs.

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Amnesty International presses Apple to warn Chinese iCloud users of government snooping risk

03/22/2018, 07:03 pm

Amnesty International is calling on Apple to inform Chinese iCloud users that their data might be at risk of government prying after the company migrated regional accounts to China-based servers, a move designed to conform with local laws.

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Apple's services business booms amid continued reports of weak iPhone X demand

03/19/2018, 05:03 pm

Apple's services business is booming, and it could serve to offset reported softness in demand for the iPhone X, as well as smooth out the valleys in seasonal earnings drops expected to arrive this quarter.

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Video: How to backup, erase, and factory reset your iPad

03/13/2018, 02:03 pm

When selling or giving away your iPad, you need to make sure to protect your data and leave a clean slate for the next owner. Appleinsider takes you through all the steps you need to take to ensure your iPad is safely wiped before passing it on to its next owner.

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Stolen Apple account credentials can be acquired from 'dark web' markets for just $15

03/07/2018, 10:03 am

Account credentials for Apple's online services are being sold by online scammers for an average of $15.39, a report into stolen account sales on the 'dark web' reveals, but despite the seemingly low cost, Apple-based accounts appear to be priced more than individual user accounts for a considerable number of other online destinations.

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AppleInsider Podcast talks about Consumer Reports, Verizon's idea of security, and Apple's handling of iCloud data in China

03/02/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Consumer Reports scoring cameras, the carriers in the US and the FCC, the end of Best Buy Mobile, Apple's handling of iCloud user data in China, and iPods.

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Apple warns customers about phishing emails, details legitimate communication

02/28/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple last week posted a new support document to its website detailing a few tips designed to help customers distinguish official emails from phishing attempts, the latter of which have become increasingly sophisticated in recent months.

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Apple makes Chinese transfer of iCloud data official, raising privacy concerns

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

As planned, Apple on Wednesday transferred control of its Chinese iCloud data to a local firm, Guizhou-Cloud Big Data. The move is necessary to comply with local laws, but has drawn criticism for exposing customers to the authoritarian Chinese government.

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Apple confirms use of Google cloud services to store iCloud user data

02/26/2018, 10:02 am

Apple has confirmed it is using Google's cloud storage services to hold iCloud user data, with a notification in a security document effectively acknowledging rumors from 2016 suggesting Apple is paying Google alongside other major third-party companies for access to their cloud infrastructure.

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Proposed EU law could require companies like Apple to share data from foreign servers

02/26/2018, 10:02 am

The European Union is reportedly working on legislation that would require companies to provide customers' personal data for law enforcement even if it's being kept on servers outside of the region.

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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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