iPhone owners: yet another privacy issue

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  • kbaxter60

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    On it's face, it seems like a good cause. Here's my issue: I don't trust big tech to figure out what a "violation" looks like. They will censor folks for posting truth. FB and Twitter will addd snarky comments about information they don't like, saying it's "not been fact checked" or some such nonsense. I left those platforms before they got really bad, so it's a distant memory now.

    But I know I don't need them digging into my stuff and deciding what is "good" and "bad".

    PS - I do not own any Apple products.
     

    Younggun

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    Can’t read without an account.

    My guess is that this is cloud related?


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    kbaxter60

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    Can’t read without an account.

    My guess is that this is cloud related?


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    Hmmm, I recall getting an "I'll do it later" choice, but yes they want folks to subscribe (and I have no account).

    Yes, it is related to iCloud.They are going to scan the images of every single US user (for evidence of "child abuse", which equals kiddie porn).

    But video: now that is safe, for now.

    Wonder if they'll see a large scale reduction in image count and file size?
     

    Younggun

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    Hmmm, I recall getting an "I'll do it later" choice, but yes they want folks to subscribe (and I have no account).

    Yes, it is related to iCloud.They are going to scan the images of every single US user (for evidence of "child abuse", which equals kiddie porn).

    But video: now that is safe, for now.

    Wonder if they'll see a large scale reduction in image count and file size?

    I’ve never trusted and never uploaded anything to the cloud. When the phone gets full I just delete stuff.


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    MikeyJ

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    I couldn't read the Epoch Times article due to the paywall, but I found this one.
    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...scan-us-iphones-for-child-sexual-abuse-images

    According to The Guardian, the scan takes place on your iPhone before images are uploaded to the iCloud, but the scan is a comparison against a database of images.

    There's an interesting point in the article that the algorithm matches a "fingerprint" of the image. So it's mathematically possible (and has been done) to create "innocent" images with an "offending" fingerprint.
     
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