Aug 7, 2021
Apple criticised for system that detects child abuse
Apple is facing criticism over a new system that finds child sexual abuse material on US users' devices. The company says that the new technology offers "Significant" privacy benefits over existing techniques - as Apple only learns about users' photos if they have a collection of known child sex abuse material in their iCloud account. Apple's Tim Cook has consistently beaten the drum of "Privacy first". A recent feature of Apple's new iOS update asked users whether they wanted to be tracked around the internet when they downloaded a new app. So it's not entirely surprising that Facebook owned WhatsApp has come out so emphatically against Apple's new move.
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