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May 8th, 2018

@satefan @airgopy You could, but the long security guide PDF only talks about HSMs in the context of iCloud Keychai… https://t.co/v95U08UHIi

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@satefan @airgopy All that says is that Apple has the keys and doesn't use them unless you’ve authenticated.

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@satefan @airgopy Remember that they can also reset your password if you forget—except for iCloud Keychain, and tha… https://t.co/Yhisfyru46

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@satefan @airgopy You can log into https://t.co/pGoGxDdQwT in the interim and change your password and still restor… https://t.co/lrXhw8f6FF

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@satefan @airgopy You can prove this because you can break your iPhone, get a new one, and log into all those servi… https://t.co/p0fNkWEwaV

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@satefan @airgopy Definitely not. It even says on that page “Apple retains the encryption keys in our own data cent… https://t.co/K9g8dZkAvX

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@satefan @airgopy I think you are confusing the different types of encryption. Apple can read almost everything lis… https://t.co/I9E0r9Iaze

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@jeffbax All indications are that they’re not doing that, but it seems like such an obvious thing…

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@otolithe Maybe, but you can also download your name, Apple ID e-mail address, phone number, etc. though their Web… https://t.co/PoZpKkJcAG

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@marv51 Those and (old, at least) iMessage and iCloud Keychain are the only ones, I think.

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@otolithe Personal data definitely includes your e-mail addresses, and Apple certainly stores those, for example as… https://t.co/JzA43kqyVe

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@marv51 They do have the keys for almost all of this.

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What Happened to Apple’s Whimsy?: https://t.co/DNefVjZ42j #mjtsaiblog

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iOS Design Inconsistencies Across Apple’s Apps: https://t.co/r2elvcgxaQ #mjtsaiblog

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@tofias @reneritchie Data that was changed or deleted since the backup was made. (iCloud can store backups going back for months.)

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@tofias @reneritchie Not really. There’s no way for me to see the contents of my iCloud backups. The best I could d… https://t.co/q5pd79UNUn

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@reneritchie Right.

I have not see any of the official documents distinguish between storage and harvesting.

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@reneritchie I assume Apple compliance people have it right, but I haven’t seen anyone explain the rationale in plain English.

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@reneritchie Yes, exactly. They have access to pretty much everything, including mail, contacts, possible your sync… https://t.co/kncxbfrLn1

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Does anyone understand why Apple’s personal data downloads are so limited (leaving out lots of personal data that t… https://t.co/Pb0KSRpdas

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@airgopy Not your fault, but none of this makes any sense to me. He says Apple does include timestamps of when phot… https://t.co/xLwP9etIRx

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@airgopy Yes, there is a lot of other data that I would have expected to be included, not just Safari. What does it… https://t.co/HZHyxI1NwL

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