Invasion of Privacy: Apple Halts Rollout of Surveillance Software

The company faced backlash for its plan to install software designed to detect sexually explicit material on children’s phones (individual devices would be scanned for abusive content, which would then be decrypted and reported for law enforcement purposes); key privacy concerns include that the software could be used to surveil other users, the company could be pressured to use the technology for government surveillance purposes, and algorithms of this nature are notoriously unreliable and could do more harm than good.

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