ICloud + Private Streaming will not be available in some countries

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As usual, in a presentation that lasts almost two hours, Tim Cook and his team can not explain with hair and signs all the news that will be incorporated in the different software of all the devices that will be updated this year.

So we have to wait to read the fine print of each of them to be able to get a deeper idea of ​​each new function, with its pros and cons. For now, in those "small letters" something peculiar has already been seen: the private broadcast announced for iCloud + will not be available in some countries ...

Apple announced yesterday in the keynote of the WWDC21 a new iCloud + subscription service. One of the characteristics of this new service is that it uses a private relay technology that helps to hide the user's web browsing. In a statement to Reuters, Apple has confirmed that this feature will not be available in certain countries, including China.

The company has confirmed that «Private Relay»Will not be available in China when it is released to the public later this year. It will also not be available in Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and the Philippines. Apple attributes these limitations to the regulatory reasons of the governments of each country.

«Private Relay» (Private Retransmission) is a feature designed to give users another layer of privacy when browsing the web. A system similar to that used by VPNs.

Apple explains that when browsing with Safari In future software, "Private Relay" will ensure that all traffic leaving a user's device will be encrypted, so that no one between the user and the website being visited can access and read it, not even Apple or the provider user network. All user requests will be sent through two separate internet relays.

The first will assign the user a anonymous IP address depending on your region, but not your actual location. The second decrypts the web address they want to visit and forwards them to their destination. This separation of information protects user privacy because no entity can identify who a user is and which sites they visit.

The first relay is sent through a apple server, and the second is a external operatorAccording Reuters. Apple hasn't said which third-party carrier it is using, but Reuters says the company will reveal the details later.


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