The links taken from this blog.
A collection of links:
- Ars Technica: Apple photo-scanning plan faces global backlash from 90 rights groups
- New York Times: Apple’s Illusion of Privacy Is Getting Harder to Sell
- Washington Post: We built a system like Apple’s to flag child sexual abuse material — and concluded the tech was dangerous
- Mac Observer: Apple, You Broke Your Privacy Promises and Our Hearts
- Freedom of the Press Foundation: Apple’s device surveillance plan is a threat to user privacy — and press freedom
- EFF: If You Build It, They Will Come: Apple Has Opened the Backdoor to Increased Surveillance and Censorship Around the World
- Reuters: Apple’s child protection features spark concern within its own ranks
- Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp at Facebook: [T]his is the wrong approach and a setback for people’s privacy all over the world.
- Edward Snowden: The All-Seeing “i”: Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy
Apple’s transgressions linked here:
- 2018: Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears
- 2019: After China Objects, Apple Removes App Used by Hong Kong Protestors
- 2020: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained
- 2021: Apple accused of giving Chinese government control over local data
Apple’s Technology for scanning images is fundamentally broken:
- ImageNet contains naturally occurring NeuralHash collisions
- NeuralHash is BROKEN – How to evade Apple’s detection & craft hash collisions (w/ Open Source Code)
- Apple’s NeuralHash Algorithm Has Been Reverse-Engineered
- Apple’s CSAM detection tech is under fire — again
What are the implications:
- How AI-powered tech landed man in jail with scant evidence
- AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong
- A simple plan to ruin your boss: plant child porn on his PC
- Foes of Russia Say Child Pornography Is Planted to Ruin Them
There are numerous reasons why this should be opposed and it has grave implications for healthcare- Apple can scoop down anything on your device. This isn’t a slippery slope.
Its a cliff.