Apple compromised on its privacy commitments to appease chinese authorities


What is the news ?

An investigation by The New York Times revealed that Apple has risked its Chinese customers’ data & aided the Chinese government’s censorship.

In response to a 2017 Chinese law, Apple agreed to move its Chinese customers’ data to China and onto computers owned and run by a Chinese state-owned company.


Takewaways

Apple now shares customer data with the Chinese government

Apple proactively removes apps to placate Chinese officials

Apple banned apps from a Communist Party critic

Tens of thousands of iPhone apps have disappeared in China


Apple's reply

Apple said it had retained control of the keys to the data and was using more advanced encryption technology in China than in other countries. “We have never compromised the security of our users or their data in China or anywhere we operate,” the company said in a statement.

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