According to a report in the New York Times on May 17, 2021, the technology giant Apple is again subject to the censorship of Chinese users’ exemption. The report describes the relationship between the Chinese government and Apple. The report also cited internal company documents and interviews with 17 current and former Apple employees. One of the key details highlighted in the report is that Apple complies with China’s local regulations regarding safe user data on local servers. Apple denied some of the claims in the report.
By transferring Chinese user data to local servers, Apple promised to store and manage data securely in accordance with the company’s strict data protection practices. Not only did Apple surrender to the Chinese government, not only that, but Apple’s promise made it impossible for Apple to maintain the Chinese government without access to personal e-mails, documents, files, and pictures. , The personal contact information and location of millions of Chinese users. The main aspect of this article is to discuss where to store encryption keys that can be used to unlock user data. Apple requires the key to be kept in the United States. In 2017, after the law came into effect, the location of the key was deliberately incorrect and the key was stored in China 8 months later.
Two employees said that because Apple has made many promises to meet the requirements, China’s iCloud data is vulnerable to attacks by the Chinese government. These digital keys that can be used to decrypt iCloud data are stored in a special device called a hardware security module made by the French technology company Thales. According to the report, the keys needed to unlock the data have been secured. There is no evidence in the statement that the Chinese government has the right to access the data. Apple also denied this idea. The company has compromised the privacy of its users. The company issued a statement saying that it will comply with Chinese laws and will do everything possible to protect its user data without compromising user privacy. He still controls the keys that protect Chinese user data, and the technology he uses in China is the most advanced encryption technology in any other country.
He added that the security of the Chinese data center is up to date, and the company is busy with the June 2021 deadline to store data on the new Chinese data server. Apple has tried to separate the Chinese server from other iCloud servers based on the provided documents. Manage and control the server separately from all other networks. This move is designed to prevent China’s security vulnerabilities from spreading to other Apple data centers. According to Apple, the reason for quarantining Chinese servers is that they belong to the Chinese government, so all third parties are disconnected from the internal network.
According to a report in the New York Times on May 17, 2021, the technology giant Apple is again subject to the censorship of Chinese users’ exemption. The report describes the relationship between the Chinese government and Apple. There is no evidence in the statement that the Chinese government has the right to access the data.