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Apple adds end-to-end encryption to iCloud device backups and more - Ars Technica

Apple adds end-to-end encryption to iCloud device backups and more - Ars Technica

Apple adds end-to-end encryption to iCloud device backups and more - Ars Technica
Dec 07, 2022 39 secs

End-to-end encryption is coming to most of iCloud with a new optional feature called Advanced Data Protection, according to Apple's announcement on Wednesday.

Advanced Data Protection is the big news for most people, but Apple announced two other features related to privacy and security on iCloud.

First, iCloud users may now use hardware security keys like YubiKeys.

In tandem with today's announcements, Apple confirmed something most of us already figured: It is no longer working on a controversial system that was intended to identify child sexual-abuse material on users' iPhones—the company changed course after a public privacy and security backlash.

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