Apple explains why it backed away from scanning for abuse materials

iCloud CSAM scanner would have been a 'slippery slope of unintended consequences'

John Leonard
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Apple explains why it backed away from scanning for abuse materials
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Apple explains why it backed away from scanning for abuse materials

In an exchange between a child safety group and Apple, the tech giant's has explained why the company abandoned its 2021 plans to scan the contents of customers iCloud accounts for child sexual abuse materials (CSAM).

In a letter published by Wired, the CEO of child safety group Heat Initiative, Sarah Gardener, said she was disappointed that Apple had killed its plans last year. "We firmly believe that the so...

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