the Founder of social network “Vkontakte” and Messager Telegram Pavel Durov said that cloud services from Apple iCloud has officially become a tool to monitor the users. In his opinion, “the application that the application uses iCloud for storing messages, such as WhatsApp, are part of the problem”. This statement appeared on his personal channel Paul in the Telegram. Thus Durov commented on the message that Apple refused to fully encrypt backup iPhone in iCloud.
According to Reuters, the Corporation made the decision two years ago, but did not report it publicly. According to Agency sources, Apple has abandoned plans to allow users to make end-to-end encrypted backups of your data in iCloud under pressure from the FBI. The official response from Apple yet.
Reuters cites the words of former employees of the Corporation Steve jobs. According to the Agency, more than two years ago, Apple told the FBI that they were planning to introduce end-to-end encryption to iCloud and give the users themselves. The idea was to protect personal data from intruders, however, the company would lose access to information that users upload to the cloud storage and therefore would not be able to provide information at the request of the court and law enforcement officers.
On a similar system in October 2018 passed and company Alphabet – the parent company Google. Just did it quietly, only after the fact telling the public that users of smartphones and tablets on Android, which is nearly three-quarters of mobile devices in the world, can now create backups of your data in the cloud, without giving the company the key. Details in the program Вести.net.