Apple recently unveiled plans to develop software that scans iPhones in the USA. According to AP News Reports, his software will act as a guise for tracking child pornography across the states.
Until now Apple was lauded for its privacy protection measures, but with the latest amendments it will be “a shocking about-face for users who have relied on the company’s leadership in privacy and security.”
There was a time when Apple Computer was praised for refusing the FBI access to the San Bernadino jihadi terrorists’ iPhone communications. But the recent developments will bring a huge backlash for Apple in the coming times as “Apple is opening the door to broader abuses.”
“It’s impossible to build a client-side scanning system that can only be used for sexually explicit images sent or received by children. As a consequence, even a well-intentioned effort to build such a system will break key promises of the messenger’s encryption itself and open the door to broader abuses […] That’s not a slippery slope; that’s a fully built system just waiting for external pressure to make the slightest change.”
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What according to you will be the repercussions of this spying software?