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 looks like that the company has ditched the project completely without telling anyone.
Apple postpones controversial “child abuse phone scanning” after criticism
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, that the company has decided to postpone the controversial feature. At least for a while.
Apple tackles child sex abuse imagery: Slippery slope or necessary intervention?
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 and iMessages. Since the announcement, the company has reiterated the numerous safeguards that they developed, but privacy advocates have bemoaned the potential for abuse and “mission creep.”
Apples says its child abuse prevention system will only scan already flagged photos
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 to it and clarified that it will only scan the photos that have already been flagged internationally.
WhatsApp calls out Apple for scanning your photos, calling it “surveillance”
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 of controversy and concern among both users and other companies. When asked whether it would apply the same technology, WhatsApp said it wouldn’t, while at the same time calling Apple’s move “surveillance.”
Apple to scan iPhones and iCloud for photos of child sexual abuse
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 will scan your messages, Siri, searches, and photos in search for content that can be connected with child sexual abuse.
David Alan Harvey resigns from Magnum after sexual misconduct allegations
After sexual misconduct allegations against David Alan Harvey, he resigned from Magnum Photos. According to the organization, his resignation came shortly before the Board’s decision to remove him from the membership.
Photographer called out over creepy “Sexual Arousal” clause in model release form
Well, this is one of the more disgusting photography-related bits of news I’ve heard lately. A Melbourne, Australia based photographer has been called out online after a photo was shared online of his “Consent and Release Form” which includes a “sexual arousal” clause and an agreement for “comfortable” models to “participate in sexual activity”.
It is claimed that this is the contact he presents to models, which they must sign in order for a shoot to happen. Yes, I’m going to get opinionated in this one. Sorry, not sorry.
Australian music photographer admits sexual harassment after accusations from 100+ women
Australian music photographer Jack Stafford has recently been accused of sexual misconduct. Over the course of just four days, more than 100 women to come forward and gave statements about his behavior. Eventually, he issued a public apology and admitted: “I am an abuser.”
Disney and CBS sued over alleged sexual misconduct of Criminal Minds DP
Gregory St. Johns, Criminal Minds Director of Photography, has been accused of sexual misconduct. Multiple crew members spoke up against him, and now California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is suing him along with The Disney Company and CBS.
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