Articles Posted in Child Pornography

If you have an iPhone, you may soon be subjected to warrantless searches of your photo libraries by Apple.  And, if Apple finds any child pornography on your phone, you’ll most likely end up being arrested and prosecuted.  This article explains more about this privacy intrusion and how you may end up with criminal charges from a search of your phone’s images by Apple.

As Apple’s own privacy policy notes, “[p]rivacy is a fundamental human right.” Apple’s privacy policy further states “[y]our devices are important to so many parts of your life. What you share from those experiences, and whom you share it with, should be up to you. We design Apple products to protect your privacy and give you control over your information.” Apple’s new scanning technology, however, appears inconsistent with this policy.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, Apple last week announced it plans to introduce new tools that will allow it to scan iPhones for images related to the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Apple is promoting these innovations as part of a child safety initiative. Continue reading

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