Last Thursday Elcomsoft CEO Vladimir Katalov accused Apple of secretly syncing iPhone call log history. Yes, they do. But there’s no secret here. That’s how Apple is able to get this information on all of your devices.
Here’s Apple’s statement:
“We offer call history syncing as a convenience to our customers so that they
can return calls from any of their devices. Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers’ data. That’s why we give our customers the ability to keep their data private. Device data is encrypted with a user’s passcode, and access to iCloud data including backups requires the user’s Apple ID and password. Apple recommends all customers select strong passwords and use two-factor authentication.”
Rene Ritchey, Writing for iMore
Yowza! ‘Hidden’ feature, really?
The Information called it “secretly” and “surreptitiously”, but it’s not only wicked obvious why Apple is syncing call history, it’s fully disclosed in Apple’s security white paper:
Read Rene’s full story “Apple comments on iCloud call history sync: What you need to know!”