is the iCloud email secure?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by berryracer, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    How is it in terms of privacy? better than Gmail?

    I want to change to something else but don't find paying of lavabit email very tempting
     
  2. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    I have no experience with lavabit, but I would highly recommend riseup.net mail. Its free, encrypted, and anonymous. It's also recommended by the developers of Tor.
     
  3. Dark Shadow

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    I use my Mac mail iCloud email synchronized with my iPhone with no problems but then I don't share any sensitive data.I could not say how secure lavabit is.
     
  4. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    here is apple's privacy policy can someone read it and give me their opinion? seems decent to me

    I like the fact that apples doesnt share ur info without your consent:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4865
     
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    Basically equivalent to the others.....

    http://www.apple.com/privacy/
     
  6. HAN

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    IMO, I don't care what the privacy statement says. Unless encrypted all the way from the sender's computer to the recipient's computer, no email is private.

    I use and advocate Gmail because it offers so many ways to deal with one's digital life. But I don't place ANY financial or highly personal data in email period, Gmail or otherwise...
     
  7. The Red Moon

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    Cloud services by their very nature are unsecure.
     
  8. SweX

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    Well then you basically have to include Outlook/Hotmail, Gmail etc...as unsecure, since they are also a type of Cloud service.

    iCloud is as secure as any other service of this type IMO.
     
  9. Cutting_Edgetech

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    If privacy is your concern I don't believe you will find anything better than Riseup mail. Anonymity, and strong 256 bit AES encryption. I've searched, and searched. I haven't found anything else this good that is free.
     
  10. ComputerSaysNo

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    Riseup is not for everybody. It's for political dissidents, not for signing up for angry birds :cool: .
     
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