COMMENTS On News: Apple To Scan Users iCloud Photos To Identify Child Abuse

Apple has started scanning photos uploaded from iPhones to check for child sexual abuse images, as tech companies come under pressure to do more to tackle the crime.

Jane Horvath, Apple’s chief privacy officer, revealed at CES 2020 that the company automatically screens images backed up to the company’s online storage service, iCloud, to check whether they contain the illegal photos.


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Paul Bischoff, Privacy Advocate,  Comparitech
January 09, 2020
This method is notably distinct from Apple simply decrypting a user's phone or iCloud at the behest of law enforcement.
Apple is being very opaque about how it goes about scanning users' photos without breaking encryption. Apple says all data uploaded to iCloud is encrypted both in transit and on the cloud storage server. iPhones themselves are encrypted as well. That means any photos uploaded to iCloud should also be encrypted and in turn cannot be viewed. So at what point is Apple using the image matching algorit ....
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