There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian Apple has signaled that it plans to upgrade the security on its iCloud cloud service so that even Apple can’t access the data it’s storing.  From the Financial Times:  Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers’ iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans. What Apple is expected to do is to move to a “zero-knowledge” cloud system. Its iMessage is one example of such a system. Apple never sees the content of your blue bubbles — the data Apple transfers is always encrypted in transit, and only decrypted on the user’s device.  Ostensibly, the move to make iCloud’s encryption stronger is…


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