The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @mjtsai ever

May 8th, 2018

@satefan @airgopy You could, but the long security guide PDF only talks about HSMs in the context of iCloud Keychai… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to satefan

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

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to satefan

@satefan @airgopy Remember that they can also reset your password if you forget—except for iCloud Keychain, and tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to satefan

@satefan @airgopy You can log into appleid.apple.com in the interim and change your password and still restor… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to satefan

@satefan @airgopy You can prove this because you can break your iPhone, get a new one, and log into all those servi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to satefan

@satefan @airgopy Definitely not. It even says on that page “Apple retains the encryption keys in our own data cent… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to satefan

@satefan @airgopy I think you are confusing the different types of encryption. Apple can read almost everything lis… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to satefan

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

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to jeffbax

@otolithe Maybe, but you can also download your name, Apple ID e-mail address, phone number, etc. though their Web… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to otolithe

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

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to marv51

@otolithe Personal data definitely includes your e-mail addresses, and Apple certainly stores those, for example as… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to otolithe

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

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to marv51

What Happened to Apple’s Whimsy?: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/05/0…

via IFTTT

iOS Design Inconsistencies Across Apple’s Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/05/0…

via IFTTT

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

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to tofias

@tofias @reneritchie Not really. There’s no way for me to see the contents of my iCloud backups. The best I could d… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to tofias

@reneritchie Right.

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

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to reneritchie

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

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to reneritchie

@reneritchie Yes, exactly. They have access to pretty much everything, including mail, contacts, possible your sync… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to reneritchie

Does anyone understand why Apple’s personal data downloads are so limited (leaving out lots of personal data that t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac

@airgopy Not your fault, but none of this makes any sense to me. He says Apple does include timestamps of when phot… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to airgopy

@airgopy Yes, there is a lot of other data that I would have expected to be included, not just Safari. What does it… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

via Tweetbot for Mac in reply to airgopy