Apple Lets User Privacy Slide

Apple only cares about its carefully-curated brand image and stance on privacy.

Apple announced that it would no longer scan photos scanned in users’ iCloud accounts.

For context, Apple had launched a service in August 2021 with an aim to scan users’ iCloud for child sexual abuse material.

Many security researchers found that it could be used as a surveillance capability.

Instead of this controversial scanning feature, Apple has chosen to invest heavily in its ‘Communication Safety’ feature.

This feature works in various Apple services like Siri, Spotlight search, and Safari search.

The tech giant had also hit the news lately regarding its controversial change in Apple devices in China.

Apple quietly disabled the feature to share files with everyone through AirDrop.

Apple announced this feature in August 2021, along with a host of other CSA prevention measures.