Firstly this is not about anything Iv'e read here, I'm actually posting my first thread as I'm hoping to get a sensible view on a situation that is developing in the school in which I work. Also I have to stress that apart from a 3rd generation iPod I know nothing about Apple products and services (well not much). Anyway my manager has been on an E-safety course and has come back wanting an outright ban on all Smartphones that can potentially connect to the iCloud via our wireless network. The reasoning behind this is as follows; the so called local government expert has said that the iCloud is not secure and any photo's, documents and more importantly e-mails that are on your Apple device will make there way to the iCloud and anyone with a bit of expertise (something neither of these two people possess) can easily gain access to. I've tried in vain to argue that surely the owner of the device can easily decide for themselves what goes into the cloud, but have been told that once the cloud has access to your photos and documents, all of it will go up every time you sync your phone, and every e-mail you send regardless of how many e-mail accounts you have goes up too. I'm sure that I don't need to ask the question, but please tell me that this is not the case? Surely the iCloud needs to know the settings of a users 1,2,3 or even 4 different e-mail accounts, especially if they are normally accessed via a web browser and if it's a work account, again it has to know the name of the exchange server that is hosting the email account. Also when it comes to documents, Apple encrypts them, they are probably safer on Apples servers than they are on our own single Windows 2003 server? So can someone in the know tell me exactly how you configure the iCloud to access your data and hopefully tell me that not everything goes up whether you want it to or not? Many thanks!