Apple to Open Data Center in China with Government Ties

In this Friday, May 13, 2016, file photo, a man uses his mobile phone near an Apple store in Beijing. Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan, File
In this Friday, May 13, 2016, file photo, a man uses his mobile phone near an Apple store in Beijing.

July 12, 2017 07:47 PM

Apple will open a data center in mainland China with ties to the country's government, raising concerns about the security of iCloud accounts that store personal information transferred from iPhones, iPads and Mac computers there.

The data center announced Wednesday will be run by a company owned by the Chinese government. Apple is teaming up with the company to comply with a new Chinese law requiring data-storage providers to keep the information of mainland China customers on computers located within the country. It doesn't apply to users elsewhere.

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