Apple to put in place a new tool that scans U.S. phones for images of child abuse

But researchers say the tool could be put to other purposes such as government surveillance of dissidents or protesters. Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins, a top cryptography researcher, was concerned that it could be used to frame innocent people by sending them harmless but malicious images designed to appear as matches for child porn, fooling Apple’s algorithm and alerting law enforcement — essentially framing people.

Link: Apple to put in place a new tool that scans U.S. phones for images of child abuse
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