Tencent Technology News, August 13 news, according to foreign media reports, local time, the United States on Monday, Apple suffered a class action lawsuit in a California court, was accused of false advertising. In the ad, Apple claims its consumer iCloud data
In a class-action lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, plaintiffs questioned Apple's iCloud data-processing policy. More specifically, Apple lacks transparency in the location of customer information.
According to the indictment, Apple used its reputation and status to sell iCloud subscriptions to customers and convince them that its data would be stored in the cloud that Apple owns and operates, thus betraying customers'trust and violating legally binding contracts. Instead of using its own servers, Apple outsourced bandwidth to Amazon, Google and Microsoft's cloud computing platforms.
The problem with Apple is that the company
In the complaint, the plaintiffs stated:
In the lawsuit, the plaintiff said the plaintiff entrusted important personal information to Apple and paid additional fees to ensure the security of the data. Florida plaintiff Andrea
Apple's cloud storage solutions sold on Amazon Drive, Google Drive and Microsoft's One Drive, in some cases, are cheaper, making the problem more complex.
The plaintiffs accused Apple of not mentioning third-party servers in its marketing materials or iCloud terms. Indeed, the preamble to the iCloud client agreement shows that all data flows directly from user devices to Apple's own servers. The document says:
Industry observers have been outsourcing Apple's iCloud since at least 2011, when there were rumors that the technology giant would serve the then new cloud storage products through Amazon (AWS), Google or Microsoft. Recently, Apple confirmed in early 2018 that iCloud relies partly on third-party services such as Google's cloud platform.
As far as Apple is concerned, the company is doing its best to ensure iCloud's security, even far beyond industry norms. In the latest update of iOS security file (PDF link) in May, the company introduced its security protocol in detail, saying that files from contacts, calendars, photos, documents, etc. were divided into blocks and encrypted using AES-128. Create a key generated from the content of each block and store it with the corresponding metadata in the user's iCloud account.
According to the indictment, the plaintiffs are seeking class action qualifications, injunction relief to prevent Apple from continuing to falsely promote iCloud storage policies, as well as unspecified compensation and legal costs. (Tencent Technology Revision/Jinlu)