Tag Archive for ‘CSAM’

Elon Musk Is Tackling Twitter’s Sexually Exploited Children Problem ➝

Whether you think Elon is destroying Twitter with his other decisions or not, it seems obvious that this change is objectively good.

➝ Source: newsweek.com

Apple Removes CSAM Detection Feature From Webpage but Says Plans Haven’t Changed ➝

I don’t expect they’ll be making any changes or implementing extra precautions to ensure privacy. I think the feature will ship as originally described as soon as they feel like the heat has adequately died down.

It’s awful. Once this door is open, there’s no closing it. And there’s nothing we can do but trust that the image hashes are what they say they are. I have a hard time with that knowing how governments have a habit of infringing on people’s rights when the opportunity arises.

➝ Source: theverge.com

Apple Delays Rollout of Photo Scanning System ➝

It seems pretty obvious that they’re just kicking the can down the road until the heat subsides.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Scanning iCloud Photos for Child Sexual Abuse ➝

A great collection of thoughts on Apple’s recent CSAM-related announcements, put together by Michael Tsai. The common theme I’ve seen among the reactions overall is that the privacy conscious are concerned about what this could become, while Apple and some others are defending what it is currently.

If this system stays as it is today, I don’t think many people would protest — obviously child sexual abuse material is objectively wrong. But there are very real concerns about how the system could be abused by authoritarian governments, nefarious actors within Apple, or groups/individuals targeting others by tricking them into adding an image to their iCloud Photo Library.

I don’t really know what could be done about any of those things beyond simply taking Apple’s word for it. But as time goes on, I’m finding it more and more difficult to trust that Apple is always going to make the right decisions.

➝ Source: mjtsai.com