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Apple slaps a passcode lock on iOS 8 devices, but cops can still inhale your iCloud

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Re: surely the lesson here is...

The iCloud keychain is protected and Apple can't access that. It is everything else in iCloud that is still left open - it is encrypted in transit and on iCloud servers, but Apple owns the key, not me - something I hope Apple addresses next.

This is the one and only reason I've never adopted iCloud and continued using the less convenient option of iTunes backups, because I can encrypt that with my own password and I control it. I'm having to give up some protection by doing so, because I end up only backing up my phone every few weeks (at best) rather than having it done nightly if I was using iCloud.

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