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Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

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By Stephen Nellis and Cate Cadell

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Scrote

Profits before principles. Apple should be developing technology that can escape the control of the unelected Chinese dictators.

If they did that, it would be illegal and wouldn't be allowed.

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mmwkda

And as for Apple's online storage.. it's pitifully small compared to the phone capacities being sold, which would force you to fork out extra money per year in order to increase it's capacity to match your phone....

It is small and think all Apple users should get at least 100GB of iCloud storage. I have 25GB of free storage for many years, and pay for another 50GB which is only ¥130/month. Price of a small beer.

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@zichi - You're totally correct. You don't need to use Apples Cloud Services, and the iPhone security itself is not being changed for China users.

Personally, storing anything sensitive online would be questionable these days, regardless what Apple or Microsoft or some other company says about their Security.

And as for Apple's online storage.. it's pitifully small compared to the phone capacities being sold, which would force you to fork out extra money per year in order to increase it's capacity to match your phone....

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Apple is not a political party, it's a company that has to respond to its shareholders. People blaming Apple are shooting the messenger here. Also, let's not forget that the Chinese political system is a fruit of wild popular support by this generation's parents and grandparents in the past. Did you want communism and a full control of your lives by the state? Now you have it, my yellow friends

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Apple said it had to comply with recently introduced Chinese laws that require cloud services offered to Chinese citizens be operated by Chinese companies and that the data be stored in China.

Because, y'know, money.

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Profits before principles. Apple should be developing technology that can escape the control of the unelected Chinese dictators.

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Have a 3TB airport time capsule, as I trust iCloud about as much as I trust a guy with a IED strapped to his chest!

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Only applies to users within China, but every company wanting to do business in the country, they are required to follows all the laws and regulations so Apple are tied on this. Apple users don't have to use the iCloud service and could back up their phones to a computer instead.

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Money talks and Apple is big money. In actuality, the more data you collect, the more data you have to turn over to authorities. That will make their job impossible eventually to filter through it all. Make fake data...filllllll the servers with data.

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China, and olive branch in one hand and the threat of tyrannical rule hidden behind its back. Beware world.

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