Apple Using China Telecom Data Centers to Store Chinese Customer Data

Apple Using China Telecom Data Centers to Store Chinese Customer Data

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Apple is now using China Telecom data centers to store Chinese customer data, the company confirmed on Friday. Apple states that all data stored on the servers are encrypted, and neither China Telecom or the government have access to data.

Apple decided to start storing iCloud data for some Chinese customers in an effort to improve the speed and reliability for those customers in the region. Customers in the are illl see improvements when downloading pictures, email and other data. It is the first time the company is storing user data on Chinese soil.

"Apple takes user security and privacy very seriously," it said. "We have added China Telecom to our list of data center providers to increase bandwidth and improve performance for our customers in mainland china. All data stored with our providers is encrypted. China Telecom does not have access to the content."

Apple says it has developed an encryption system for services like iMessage that even it cannot unlock, however some are skeptic that Apple would not hand over data in an event of a government request.

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Apple Using China Telecom Data Centers to Store Chinese Customer Data
! - August 15, 2014 at 11:48pm
iClarified, I think you made a mistake in the last paragraph, I think you meant to say "would" instead of "would not" hand over the data.
陰謀 - August 15, 2014 at 9:51pm
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ratGT - August 16, 2014 at 5:58pm
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