Apple Dropped Plan For Encrypting Backups After FBI Complained

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 23, 2020 07:57 am PST

According to Reuters, Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported. It shows how much Apple has been willing to help U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies, despite taking a harder line in high-profile legal disputes with the government and casting itself as a defender of its customers’ information.