Apple Using China Telecom’s Data Servers For China Users
Apple is using Chinese data centers to store iCloud data for China users. This is the first time Apple has used mainland China for iCloud account and information storage. According to a Chinese government website, Fuzhou City Telecom says that “Apple China has completed the iCloud data dump into China Telecom’s cloud services.” This statement has since been pulled from the government website.
iCloud, a service provided to Apple users. For China users, Apple has moved their info to China Telecom’s servers for better uptime, performance and reliability.
Reliability, performance and uptime should be enhanced by moving the data servers closer to Chinese Apple users. The statement also says that uptime should now be around 99.99%. The site will have responsibility for over hundreds of petabytes of user information and data.
While this is great for many users who will now experience better performance when working with their Apple devices, it does raise a privacy issue. Since the data has moved to China, it does make it easier for the Chinese user to spy on user’s private data, because of changes in laws from country to country.
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