All photos saved to iCloud are automatically screened. This was admitted by the Apple corporation, having told that all images uploaded by users to the cloud storage are scanned by special software. The company explains the reason for its actions by identifying possible crimes that may be depicted in the photographs, in particular, scenes of child abuse.
This was announced by Jane Horvat, the corporation's director of privacy. According to her, iCloud data is scanned using a special program. All photos taken on the iPhone and stored in the cloud are automatically screened. The company does not disclose the technical details of the software, but its capabilities are sufficient to "track images containing criminal activities against children."
The corporation uses image matching technology to find suspicious scenes depicted in the photo. The system resembles the spam filters used in e-mail. As a result, profiles with similar photos that are found in iCloud storage are immediately deleted, the company explains.
Apple's position is aimed at maximum protection of user information, so instead of a compromise solution, instead of a way to unlock iPhone, the company offers automatic scanning of user photos. Information about this is on the official blog of the corporation.
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