Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that Apple is monitoring pretty much your every move.
Americans have given up pretty basic privacy protections in the name of “convenience” by owning Apple products.
But if you thought Apple was done invading your privacy – you were dead wrong.
Apple has cornered the market on tracking people that own the company’s highly sought-after products.
From tracking where you drive via GPS – whether you ask it to or not – to reading your emails to better target the advertising they direct at you, the company knows almost everything there is to know about you.
The scary part is how many of us just say “okay” because Apple products just make life “easier.”
Now Apple is getting into the law enforcement business, and this isn’t going to end well.
The company has announced a system to check photos for child abuse imagery on a “country-by-country basis, depending on local laws.”
Of course, the move seems admirable on the surface.
Yes, everyone wants to protect children, and Apple is being praised by child safety groups worldwide.
But at what point does Apple stop “reviewing” people’s photos for an awful crime like child pornography and take things a step further?
This seems like an opening for the company to review anyone’s photos and start deciding what’s “extreme” or “right-wing” – deciding that your dank memes stash is too dank.
The photo check system is raising privacy concerns among some that the company is probing into users’ devices in ways that could be exploited by governments.
Apple says they have systems in place like “safety vouchers” that will protect Apple from government pressure to identify material other than child abuse images.
And, of course, they have a human review process.
Because the Facebook “fact-checkers” have been so unbiased.
According to the Big Tech powerhouse, if the photo is deemed by a human to not include any child abuse imagery, then they would not pass the image onto law enforcement.
No one’s buying that line.
Apple is looking for yet another way to control people, and this is a strategy that sniffs of censorship.
Many security experts say Apple is making a big mistake by showing its willingness to reach into their customers’ devices.
Once again, a liberal Big Tech firm proposes a plan to “protect” people, but a little more digging shows that they’re really just after the users’ information.
Days of protecting your private information are long gone.
The government is now actively leveraging companies like Apple to access the information of those they consider dissenters.
It won’t be long before they’re using this type of access to round up those who speak out against the administration.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.