Extra Reading: March 6, 2022

The source for what’s here comes from my weekly reading. My reading starts with my RSS feed in Reeder. From Reeder, things that I want to read go into Instapaper. What ends up here are things that I found interesting enough to highlight in Instapaper.

iCloud Private Relay: information for Cloudflare customers

The design of the iCloud Private Relay system ensures that no single party handling user data has complete information on both who the user is and what they are trying to access.

To do this, Private Relay uses modern encryption and transport mechanisms to relay traffic from user devices through Apple and partner infrastructure before sending traffic to the destination website.

Apple took a stand against Russia. Would it ever do the same with China? – MacWorld

The true threat of a rupture in relations between the U.S. and China comes from Apple’s deep integration with Chinese factories to assemble its products. As the saying goes, “designed in California, assembled in China.” The vast majority of Apple’s products are built in China, and while your average iPhone contains parts made all over the world (including the U.S.), easy access to Chinese parts manufacturers makes China the perfect place for Apple (and many other companies) to assemble their products.

If China suddenly ceased to become an option for Apple when it comes to manufacturing, that’s… really, really bad for Apple.

Samsung Encryption Flaw – Schneier on Security

Researchers have found a major encryption flaw in 100 million Samsung Galaxy phones.


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