Abuse

Google flags medical photos of children as “sexual abuse,” sending parents under police investigation

Aug 24, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

Two fathers from two US states recently went under police investigation over “sexual abuse.” The reason: Google Photos’ algorithm flagged photos of their children, closed…

Free online photo archive illustrates violence against women without re-traumatizing the victims

Apr 18, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

We’ve featured many free online archives so far, including those of newspaper photos, historic images, and sound effects. And now there’s another database we want…

Apple quietly ditches its controversial “child abuse phone scanning” feature… For now

Dec 16, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Earlier this year, Apple announced that it would scan your iPhone and iCloud photos for child sexual abuse. A fierce backlash ensued, and now it…

Apple postpones controversial “child abuse phone scanning” after criticism

Sep 6, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Right after announcing that it would scan your devices and iCloud for child sexual abuse images, Apple faced a strong backlash. So strong, in fact,…

Apple tackles child sex abuse imagery: Slippery slope or necessary intervention?

Aug 19, 2021
Allen Murabayashi

Apple recently announced a new set of features aimed at combatting Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM), which include the ability to scan a user’s phone…

Apples says its child abuse prevention system will only scan already flagged photos

Aug 16, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Apple has faced harsh criticism after announcing that it will scan iCloud and iPhones for photos of child sexual abuse. The company has now responded…

Instagram now limits DMs and comments from people who don’t follow you

Aug 12, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Instagram has just expanded its range of anti-bullying features. From now on, you can tell people who don’t follow you to buyy off without even…

WhatsApp calls out Apple for scanning your photos, calling it “surveillance”

Aug 9, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Apple announced last week that it would start scanning your iPhones and iCloud for photos of child sexual abuse. The new feature sparked a lot…

Apple to scan iPhones and iCloud for photos of child sexual abuse

Aug 6, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Apple has announced that it’s about to increase its efforts to improve child safety. Starting from iOS 15, watchOS 8 and macOS Monterey, the company…

Instagram wants to stop bullying in DMs with new anti-harassment tools

Apr 21, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

When it’s not working on a dedicated platform for kids, Instagram works hard on suppressing bullying on its regular platform most of us use. With…