WhatsApp head says Apple’s child safety update is a ‘surveillance system’

One day after Apple confirmed plans for new software that will allow it to detect images of child abuse on users’ iCloud photos, Facebook’s head of WhatsApp says he is “concerned” by the plans.

In a thread on Twitter, Will Cathcart called it an “Apple built and operated surveillance system that could very easily be used to scan private content for anything they or a government decides it wants to control.” He also raised questions about how such a system may be exploited in China or other countries, or abused by spyware companies.

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Source: WhatsApp head says Apple’s child safety update is a ‘surveillance system’ | Engadget

Pots and kettles – but he’s right though. This is a very serious lapse of privacy for Apple

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