Apple defends iPhone photo scanning, calls it an “advancement” in privacy

Apple’s decision to have iPhones and other Apple devices scan photos for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) has sparked criticism from security experts and privacy advocates—and from some Apple employees. But Apple believes its new system is an advancement in privacy that will “enabl[e] a more private world,” according to Craig Federighi, the company’s senior VP of software engineering.

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