iCloud Uploads Local Data Outside of iCloud Drive

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by amors, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. amors macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2013
    What about this?

    "This was the sequence:
    1. Open text editor, create some new documents. Store PII, passwords, seed values, phone call notes, love letters, et c. in them.
    2. Quit text editor.
    3. Reopen text editor several times over the course of a year, add more notes. Previous notes remain, safely in ~/Library/Saved Application State/ on my local, encrypted computer.
    4. Upgrade to Yosemite
    5. Notice that all of my locally-stored, “unsaved” documents open in my text editor have now been uploaded in full to a partner in NSA’s PRISM program."

  2. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    The same thing already happened on Mavericks. Personally, I used this shell command to disable that behavior, but there should really be an option in the GUI:

    defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

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