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Edward Snowden: 'Apple is Rolling Out Mass Surveillance to the Entire World'

Edward Snowden: 'Apple is Rolling Out Mass Surveillance to the Entire World'

Posted August 6, 2021 at 2:25pm by iClarified
Edward Snowden, the security consultant who leaked the existence of numerous NSA global surveillance programs in 2013, says that 'Apple is rolling out mass surveillance to the entire world'.

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..

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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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Edward Snowden: 'Apple is Rolling Out Mass Surveillance to the Entire World'
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kricul
kricul - August 9, 2021 at 2:38pm
Apple becoming trashier every day
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Raas al Ghul
Raas al Ghul - August 9, 2021 at 6:50am
I still think apple is better privacy wise overall than android
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1reader
1reader - August 10, 2021 at 2:10pm
The problem is what one can do when every company is the same with just small differences? Where can you go to be left alone?
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Griesel
Griesel - August 7, 2021 at 8:08pm
Cancel Culture on a global scale 馃憤馃徎 We don鈥檛 like what you have on your phone, so we鈥檒l disable it. You have been warned about this a very long time ago...
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1reader
1reader - August 6, 2021 at 3:36pm
They refused to open (to fbi) an iPhone 5s (few years back I believe) of a shooter though
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1reader
1reader - August 6, 2021 at 3:35pm
Bye bye privacy! In other words because there are bad guys out there we will scan your phone. Who can guarantee that they don鈥檛 have different classifiers for other content (let鈥檚 say you oppose some of the political issues)
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