Is There Anything To Fear About Apple’s China Data Center?

By TechSecurityChina.com Editor
September 20, 2017

News broke yesterday that Facebook-owned Whatsapp was partially filtered and blocked in China. Andre Tippett Running Asics Sneakers Pour Femme This action comes a week after Apple announced it was complying with new Chinese cybersecurity regulations. Goedkope Nike Air Max 90 Both activities showcase challenges for foreign technology companies of operating in China.

Last week Apple announced its Chinese business expansion by building its first Chinese data center in Guizhou province.

It is said that this data center will be operated by a local Internet service company named Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co Ltd, Nike Air Max 2016 Homme which is owned by the Guizhou provincial government; while Apple will provide technical support. Villanova Wildcats Maglia Michael Jordan This is also a part of Apple’s USD1 billion investment commitment to Guizhou province.

Apple said in a statement that the new data center will improve the access speed and reliability of their products and services. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren blauw Meanwhile, it is a move to comply with China’s new Internet regulations, which requires that network cloud services be operated by Chinese companies.

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  • Apple emphasized that they will protect user privacy as always and none of their systems will have backdoors.

    To improve Chinese users’ experience of visiting iCloud services, Apple started saving encrypted iCloud data on servers of China Telecom from 2015.

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  • Yes, Justin Pugh Apple maybe will not provide a backdoor, but its encryption regime in China may be different than elsewhere, Adidas Veste and the company has not publicly stated whether it is using a different encryption standard.

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