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Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained

Updated : January 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST

It shows how much Apple has been willing to help US law enforcement and intelligence agencies, despite taking a harder line in high-profile legal disputes with the government and casting itself as a defender of its customers' information.
Apple's decision not to proceed with end-to-end encryption of iCloud backups made the FBI’s job easier.
Instead of protecting all of iCloud with end-to-end encryption, Apple has shifted to focus on protecting some of the most sensitive user information, such as saved passwords and health data.
Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained

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