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Daily Dashboard | Apple’s latest encryption plans could prove to be logistically tricky Related reading: Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 5 March 2021

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Total encryption of Apple’s iCloud, something the company has promised it’s working on, could pose a problem, reports MIT Technology Review. While Apple has said it wants only customers to have access to their data, that’s logistically problematic in situations where, for example, a customer loses their password and needs Apple to reset it for them. “That’s a really tough call for a company that says its products ‘Just work,’” said the American Civil Liberties Union’s Chris Soghoian. These considerations might hinder Apple’s end-to-end encryption efforts, the report states. “I think they will probably offer [encryption] as an option, but be reluctant to advertise that feature much,” Soghoian said. “More people forget their passwords than get investigated by the FBI.”
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