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Apple Promotes iCloud's Advanced End-to-End Encryption Feature as Data Breaches Increase

Thursday December 7, 2023 7:00 am PST by
Apple today shared a study conducted by MIT professor Dr. Stuart Madnick that found 2.6 billion personal records were compromised by data breaches in the past two years. The study was commissioned by Apple, but the cover page says that the "conclusions and opinions expressed are exclusively those of the author." Apple provided an overview of the study in its press release:The report...
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Apple Details What to Do If You Can't Update HomePod When Advanced Data Protection Is Enabled

Friday January 20, 2023 4:00 am PST by
Apple has published a new support document explaining what to do if users are unable to set up or update a HomePod when Advanced Data Protection for iCloud is enabled. To use Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, all the devices logged into your Apple ID require a minimum software version. That includes HomePod speakers, which must be running at least HomePod software 16.2. However, accord...
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iOS 16.3 Expands Advanced Data Protection Option for iCloud Encryption Globally

Wednesday January 18, 2023 10:37 am PST by
Apple today announced that Advanced Data Protection is expanding beyond the United States. Starting with iOS 16.3, the security feature will be available globally, giving users the option to enable end-to-end encryption for many additional iCloud data categories, including Photos, Notes, Voice Memos, Messages backups, device backups, and more. iOS 16.3 is currently in beta and expected to be...
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Expanded iCloud Encryption Can't Be Enabled From New Apple Devices Right Away

Friday December 9, 2022 7:08 am PST by
Starting with iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS 13.1, all of which are expected to be released next week, users have the option to enable a new Advanced Data Protection feature that expands end-to-end encryption to many additional areas of iCloud, including Messages backups, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, and more. To protect users, Apple does not allow Advanced Data Protection to be...