Terms of Service
Apple iCloud is a service for iOS devices back-up copying. “iClouds” picture streaming allows pictures utilization in many devices at the same time. It is also made easy to synchronize multiple calendars through the service. PDF documents synchronized also well between laptop, iPhone and iPad through iCloud.
To be able to use the service iCloud requires at least knowing your name, home address and credit card information.
When using full synchronization lot of information is revealed about the user to Apple. Information such as emails, passwords, settings, pictures, apps, videos, contacts, text messages, browser history etc.
After termination of the account user content will be deleted in some period of time.
+ Ownership of the material remains to user
+ Easy synchronization, including Safari tabs, iBooks and iTunes purchases
+ Broken “i device`s” information and settings are easily returned in to a new device.
+ Opt-out possibility for being on a mailing list
+ Apple does not share personal data with third parties for their marketing purposes
- Personal information required to be able to use the service including credit card information
- Full synchronization reveals large amount of information about the user
- Personal and non-personal data are used for marketing purposes
- Relocating to another “ecosystem” can be quite challenging
Aalto University does not give support to this service
Apple iCloud help
Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive (for Business), Google Drive, Ubuntu One, Box