Apple stores iCloud data not only on its own servers, but also externally – such as Google and Amazon. Two iCloud subscribers in the US have filed a class action lawsuit against this practice: They accuse the iPhone group of breaching the data by quietly outsourcing their data and deceiving customers who entrust their data to the Group.
Claimants are mistaken by Apple
Apple estimates a premium price for storing users' data without, however, explicitly stating that they can end up on third-party servers from vendors who sometimes sell cloud storage at lower prices, according to the application (reference 5) : 19-cv-04700, United States District Court Northern District of California).
Since the data stored in iCloud can also be sensitive information, the choice for a particular cloud provider is essential for customers, argue the plaintiffsFinally, this provider would be entrusted with the personal data. The plaintiffs are seeking damages at an unnamed level and an injunction to prohibit Apple from acting as the sole provider of iCloud storage.
iCloud data on Google, Amazon and Microsoft
That Apple occasionally outsource iCloud data, has long been known, although not obvious to end users. In a security white paper, the company noted the circumstance for quite some time, was here last year also confirmed for the first time that Apple uses the cloud infrastructure of Google, in addition to Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure.
Any file uploaded by iCloud users should be broken down into pieces encrypted by "iCloud with AES-128 and a SHA-256 key derived from the contents of each part," as Apple explains in the document. Keys and metadata can be saved in the user's iCloud account. The encrypted file parts may then be stored on cloud services of other providers, "without information that identifies the user", as Apple points out. For a long time, Apple is expected to keep all iCloud data (except China) on its own servers.
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