Apple is Now Scanning Photos Uploaded to iCloud for Child Abuse

Apple is Now Scanning Photos Uploaded to iCloud for Child Abuse

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the voice of reason - January 9, 2020 at 8:30pm
People have such strong opinions about things they've given such little thought to... the point here is not whether you think you live in the matrix, the points is whether it is ok for apple to do this IF they disclose it to their customers. You can agree or disagree, but THAT is the point. Personally I am ok with it, as long as they disclose it like they have. Can't think of anything more despicable than child pornograpy, and I have no problem with this practice. Political thought or anything else is an entirely different issue.
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1reader - January 9, 2020 at 8:56pm
Sorry you are wrong! Check how many cases FBI has for child ... or real crimes where they can’t have access to iCloud of the “bad guy” to help the innocents and Apple is not cooperating. And sometimes they were ordered by judge to do that and they refused. Or why they allowed so many isis fighters to store/post “bad footages” online for their propaganda? When they could disable those accounts immediately. You are born in captivity (digital) my friend and you can’t see any different. Open your eyes! Can you imagine postal services looking into every mails for certain text or phrases ?!
the voice of reason - January 10, 2020 at 12:41am
Lol... I'm born in captivity... thank you for saving me, Spartacus! lol I can imagine postal services scanning for illegal or harmful substances, as they do. However, you're making a false comparison... postal services is a government service bound by the law of the land, however that may change or be interpreted. Apple is a private company and we are free to use or not use their services if we don't like their terms and conditions of use. You should think about issues on their own merits instead of applying your biases on everything you see. :-/
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1reader - January 10, 2020 at 1:58am
The fact that you call your self “voice of reason” and fail to understand a valid reason regarding privacy it just shows that you are an obedient client. Privacy is everything FYI. This is not Google. The fact you don’t see the difference btw this companies it shows that the line was crossed and slowly I would say majority of people would give up their privacy for nothing.
the voice of reason - January 10, 2020 at 2:12am
@1reader, maybe your point is valid, but then you're not expressing it well. I broke down mine in simple, easy to digest components: (1) should/can Apple do this, and (2) if they do, should they tell us. We can disagree on (1), but since they're doing (2) our freedom is not impinged on in any way... there are other options available to us. If you have something to say other than making assumptions about me, please make your point coherently. Peace. :)
1reader - January 10, 2020 at 2:21am
I didn’t said I saved your life, but I give you something to consider (or to reason with this thought). They shouldn’t mess with our data. If you read carefully you would read that they mention illegal picture and later the article mentions about text, contacts... our data. I’m against those ppl too, but they consider what’s illegal or not. Consider this: Apple health data or HomeKit is in the cloud too, if they slowly are chipping from privacy, what if in the future the fact that you run your electricity during certain hours (which is “against planet“ let’s say a person like AOC wins the WH) and they report on you for disobedience with that government. In other words, don’t open the pandora box. Leave it closed. Have you see the news regarding ring employees who for few years were spying on people ring doorbells. Bottom line leave technology alone to do it’s role. We don’t need another government over our tools.