Confusion at Apple: is the child abuse scanner not coming?

Confusion at Apple: is the child abuse scanner not coming?

With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple actually wanted to introduce an automatic scan process to analyze stored images for possible child abuse. Now Apple has removed all references to this from its website. But Apple still believes in the project.

Apple removed notes on photo scanning on iOS

With the announcement that it wanted to automatically compare photos with an abuse database on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the group received a lot of criticism. Originally, Apple's plan was that stored images should be automatically examined for a possible depiction of child abuse . If "a certain limit value" is exceeded, a manual assessment by a person and a report to the authorities should follow.

Apple's plan was also criticized because the scan should take place directly on the customers' iPhones and iPads. According to the group, only photos that are in the iCloud should be checked. Data protection activists, civil rights activists and users then attacked Apple.

As it now turns out, a few days ago Apple removed all references to the controversial scan from its own website. Automatic photo comparison is no longer mentioned in the notes on "Security of communication in messages".

Everything about the iPhone 13 models in the video:

Photo scan: Apple announces another postponement

With iOS 15.2, Apple introduced an iMessage nude filter in the USA, but decided not to take any further measures in this area. One wanted to wait for further child protection functions, it said at the introduction.

Apple has now made a similar statement about the automatic scanning process. Spokesman Shane Bauer states that nothing has changed in Apple's position . So one continues from an introduction, albeit later than originally thought (source: The Verge).

Comments

Popular Questions This Week

What is VoLTE and how can you activate it on your Xiaomi

How to exit the FASTBOOT mode of your Xiaomi if you have entered accidentally

If your Xiaomi disconnects only from the WiFi it may be because of that MIUI setting

Problems with Android Auto and your Xiaomi? So you can fix it

How to change the font in MIUI and thus further customize your Xiaomi: so you can change the type, color and size of the letters of MIUI

Does your Xiaomi charge slowly or intermittently? So you can fix it

Sony Xperia 1 II gets December 2021 update [58.1.A.5.530]

Improve and amplify the volume of your Xiaomi and / or headphones with these simple adjustments

So you can check the battery status of your Xiaomi smartphone and how many cycles you have performed

Speech Services by Google – Download stuck: What to do?