Yesterday, Apple announced that it will soon begin scanning user photos for child pornography. Additionally, it will also scan messages to and from minors for sexual content.
The EFF slammed the news as a tectonic shift in the company’s stance toward strong encryption noting that a narrowly focused backdoor is still a backdoor and can be easily widened to include whatever content the company or governments would like.
In a tweet, Snowden also condemned Apple's announcement..
No matter how well-intentioned, @Apple is rolling out mass surveillance to the entire world with this. Make no mistake: if they can scan for kiddie porn today, they can scan for anything tomorrow.
They turned a trillion dollars of devices into iNarcs—*without asking.*
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