What you need to know
- Apple's CSAM scanning plans continue to attract unwanted attention.
- A German politician has written to Apple calling on the company to halt its plans.
Germany's Manuel Höferlin, the digital policy spokesman of the Free Democratic Party, has called on Apple to halt its plans to scan photos uploaded to iCloud for Child sexual abuse material.
As iFun reports:
The FDP says that it welcomes Apple's attempt to tackle the problem of child exploitation, but is worried about the implementation:
Höferlin invokes some of the arguments made against the practice by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has warned that Apple's CSAM scanning has opened a backdoor to iOS that could be exploited by governments.
The letter calls on Tim Cook directly to halt plans to scan for CSAM content stating:
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