Apple last week announced a plan to introduce new tools that will allow it to scan iPhones for images related to the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Apple is billing these innovations as part of a child safety initiative, and indeed they may help make the online world a safer place for children, which could not be a worthier goal.
But these tools, which are scheduled to become operational in the coming months, also open the door to troubling forms of surveillance. Apple should refrain from using these technologies until we can better study them and understand their risks.
Apple’s plan has two main prongs.… Seguir leyendo »