Apple will scan personal photos of iPhone users

Apple will scan personal photos iPhone users

The images will be analyzed by special algorithms in order to search for materials for child pornography.

Apple is developing a system to scan iPhone users’ photos for illegal images. This was announced on Twitter by security expert Matthew Green, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Information Security.

The images will reportedly be viewed by the program in order to search for prohibited photographic materials, such as child pornography or other exploitation of minors. The system will work on the devices of users of Apple products. If suspicious content is found in the gallery, the images will be sent to employees for verification.

Matthew Greene was sceptical about the development. Of course, it will allow, for example, to identify child pornography stored on devices, but at the same time, in the event of a leak, the technology can become a dangerous weapon in the hands of authoritarian governments.

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