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Jennifer Lawrence’s naked photos were released online. Jennifer Lawrence’s naked photos were released online. EPA/Claudio Onorati

Who is to blame when iCloud is ‘hacked’ – you or Apple?

A hacker’s release of personal photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities on the internet on the weekend has again drawn our attention to the security of our personal information…
Having precious data split in two could keep it safer from prying eyes. Having precious data split in two could keep it safer from prying eyes. dorena_wm

Cloud Shredder: hiding data better or making life more complicated?

Your data is out there, somewhere – all of your data. Encryption can protect files on your laptop or PC. Storing them on a remote server – such as DropBox is another option. And … well, that’s about it…
Steve Jobs discussed iOS5 in one of his final public appearances. Steve Jobs discussed iOS5 in one of his final public appearances. AFP/Kimihiro Hoshino

iOS 5 is a leap forward for Apple … once you get past Error 3200

Apple has made a series of releases today, including an upgrade to its iPhone and iPad operating system iOS 5, the introduction of iCloud, its cloud storage service and, in the US, its new music matching…
If you download shanties illegally, the iCloud may not float your boat. If you download shanties illegally, the iCloud may not float your boat. sean cumiskey

Music pirates won’t rush to iCloud for forgiveness

Some people, including on this site, have suggested there’s a loophole in Apple’s new iCloud that will allow people who illegally download music to somehow “launder” their dirty music files, getting a…
Observers are making a song and dance about potential misuses of the iCloud. Observers are making a song and dance about potential misuses of the iCloud. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP

Long John iCloud Silver: has Steve Jobs cleared the decks for pirates?

Was Steve Jobs'announcement of the Apple iCloud yesterday music to your ears? It certainly takes cloud computing a significant distance further along the path of integration. All your devices – PC, iPad…
Steve Jobs is banking on cloud computing having a silver lining. Steve Jobs is banking on cloud computing having a silver lining. EPA/Monica M. Davey

Apple iCloud storms the market: a review

Apple CEO Steve Jobs emerged briefly from medical leave to introduce iCloud at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco yesterday (2am Australian EST). So how was it? In previous…