Apple announces plans to encrypt iCloud backups

Apple plans to allow users to encrypt additional kinds of iCloud data on its servers. Full backups, photos and notes are included. It will prevent Apple from seeing the contents of some of the most sensitive user data. According to apple, encrypted backups will be opt-in and available in the U.S. before the end of the year. The move will please security advocates, many of whom previously pointed to unencrypted iCloud backups as a weak link in Apple’s privacy policy.

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