Apple’s Problematic CSAM Scanning

Apple was set to roll out controversial new on-device scanning technology in iOS 15 last week, but thanks to pushback from groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and people like you, Apple has since thought better of it and backed down. It’s not clear when or if these “child safety” features will come to iPhones, but in the meantime we can hope that Apple will listen carefully to our concerns before proceeding. Today I’ll speak with Jason Kelley from the EFF about Apple’s proposed technology, the problem of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), and why Apple’s proposed solution was so problematic.

Jason Kelley guides EFF’s social media tactics, develops EFF’s online digital advocacy, and writes about various forms of governmental and private surveillance and tracking.

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