Apple to expand encryption on iCloud data

Apple announced plans to take action to bolster its end-to-end encryption of iCloud data.

CNN—Apple announced plans to take action to bolster its end-to-end encryption of iCloud data.

Officials say the move could increase the protection of user information.

The feature called Advance Data Protection permits users to keep some items, including backups, pictures and chat histories safe from hackers.

But it also makes it impossible for law enforcement to access the material because end-to-end encryption makes data impossible to collect except for the sender and the recipient.

While privacy groups have called on Apple for the boost, the FBI says it’s “Deeply concerned with the threat of end-to-end and user-only-access encryption pose.”

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