Feb 26, 2018

Apple Confirmed Using Google Cloud Platform For Its iCloud Account Data

Apple has confirmed on its latest version of iOS Security Guide that it's using Google Cloud Platform for storing encrypted iCloud account data, but it doesn't include any of the user-identifying information. It wasn't being noticed until it was spotted by CNBC's Jordan Novet earlier today.

Google won't able to accessing these encrypted data, so there's no way to tie even that to any particular individual. Even though that Apple doesn’t go into specifics about its use of third-party servers, it's also possible that a same user data is spread across more than one platform.

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Piror this, Apple used Microsoft Azure for its iCloud storage, but now is replaced by Google Cloud Platform. On the other hand, the company's still rely on the Amazon's S3 web service for additional storage.

iCloud Data stored on Google may include contacts, calendars, photos, videos, documents, and so on. but Apple is keen to stress that Google has no means of accessing that data, as each file is broken into chunks and encrypted with AES-128 and SHA-256 keys.

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