Apple will investigate iPhone folders for child pornography


Going forward, Apple will check iPhones in the United States for images of child sexual abuse, according to Reuters.

The tech giant announced this on Thursday. The check must be done before photos are uploaded to iCloud, which is the company’s storage service.

If the IT system intercepts enough child pornography, Apple will have a person review the case and report the user to the authorities, if there is a basis for it, the company says.

With the new system, Apple is trying to meet the authorities’ desire for help in curbing child sexual abuse.

“Because there are so many people using Apple products, these new security measures will potentially save the lives of children who are lured online or whose images circulate as child pornography,” said John Clark, chief executive of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, working to combat child abuse.

Other big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft already have systems to track child pornography.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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