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Apple promises new child protection measures won’t harm user privacy

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Apple’s recently announced measures to ensure more child protection have some people worried that the monitoring system could be misused for surveillance. Should iCloud users be worried? The California-based company stresses that it has faced government demands to “degrade the privacy of users before, and have steadfastly refused those demands.” “We will continue to refuse them in the future,” it adds. As part of the new measures, images uploaded to iCloud will be scanned using a technique called hashing for any matches to known child pornography content; the system will only sound the alarm a…

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