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This news kinda came out of the blue today, and something else too you might find worrisome. According to a Chinese government report Apple isn't using their own servers in China any longer. They've "dumped" their local iCloud storage into China Telecom servers if the reports are accurate. On the surface it wouldn't look to help keep Chinese users safe from prying eyes.
https://icloud.net/blog/68/apple-changed-icloud-storage-service-to-chinese-telecom-service-provider-fo/

Forbes alluded to just this possibility a few months ago
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sharifsakr/2014/01/27/apple-pact-with-china-mobile/

If accurate, I theorized at the beginning of Apple's push into China that there was no way the Chinese government would allow Apple to have their own data centers and App Store if it wasn't controlled by the Chinese. China Mobile is government owned. Apple would never have gotten wide distribution without ceding significant control to the Chinese.

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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If accurate, I theorized at the beginning of Apple's push into China that there was no way the Chinese government would allow Apple to have their own data centers and App Store if it wasn't controlled by the Chinese. China Mobile is government owned. Apple would never have gotten wide distribution without ceding significant control to the Chinese.

Tellingly there were two sources reporting the same news that Apple user data migration had been completed to China Telecom servers. Both of those articles have now apparently been purged from the Chinese sites initially reporting them.
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I guess the reduced fees it better for the $10.00 upfront cost, if you do a lot of transactions.
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