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Apple’s Plan to Catch Child Sex Abusers Angers Privacy Advocates

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 4, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 15:30

Apple caused a stir recently when it announced a new iPhone feature that would search people’s photos for images depicting child sexual abuse and report those to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Immediately, there was pushback about the privacy problems that the feature could introduce. Apple has now put the plan on hold. What are people so concerned about? If someone has photos like that on their device, don’t we want that reported to authorities? Laurin Weissinger lectures on cybersecurity and law at Tufts University. (Segment produced by Cole Cummings) (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)