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iCloud offers the service to remotely wipe (erase) a mac, as you can remotely erase an iPhone. Where can I change this setting, e.g. disable it?

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The Find My Mac feature can be enabled and disabled in the iCloud settings (System Preferences → iCloud)

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You cannot disable just the "erase" feature: the locate, lock and erase features must be managed as a single option.

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