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Service use brings significant risks related to information ownership, privacy or security. (Read more)



The service if produced entirely or partly outside EU/ETA area. The customer is responsible for fulfilment of european data privacy and information security requirements. (Read more)


Apple iMessage, FaceTime

http://www.apple.com/ios/messages/

Messaging, telephony, videophone and collaboration service for iOS and MacOS devices

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/icloud/fi/terms.html
http://www.apple.com/privacy/

Evaluation

  • iMessage and FaceTime can be used without registering an Apple ID (and without agreeing to Terms of Use), if the service is activated on an iOS device with only the telephone number used as user identification.
  • Service provider is located outside of Finnish Act for Privacy of Electronic Communications (Controller: Apple Ireland, Processor: Apple USA)

Technical description of Apple Services' security measures is available at https://ssl.apple.com/iphone/business/docs/iOS_Security_Feb14.pdf

Messaging and video/audio is end-to-end encrypted, keys are exchanged via Apple's proprietary global device directory. Apple is technically able to insert additional third-party encryption keys of required by law, but it is not mentioned in the description whether Apple does so. The enrcyption model itself can be considered safe. Attached files and photos are encrypted and saved into iCloud. The key and address are sent as an iMessage to recipient(s).

 

Login

Apple ID or a valid telephone SIM in an iPhone

Support

 

Provider

Apple Inc., Ireland

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