Today’s (2021-09-14) WWDC announcements have got me wondering: Are Apple’s devices no longer for me? Every year, Apple unveils an even spiffier, more-powerful version of its flagship phone and every year I find myself cringing a little more as they rattle off a slew of new features and capabilities they want to put in our pockets.
Today however, it became apparent to me why I’ve increasingly cringed each year since the iPhone 7 was released and why it’s time for me to move on: My values when it comes to technology are very different from Apple’s.
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If you’re unfamiliar with it, you can brush up on Apple’s CSAM proposal here (scroll down to the “CSAM detection” heading): https://www.apple.com/child-safety/
As an iPhone user since 2009, this move by Apple is very concerning. I can’t say it any better than the good folks here have already: https://appleprivacyletter.com
But Apple Already Scans Photos Uploaded to iCloud…
Yes, they do. And they have every right to scan their servers for illegal and/or abusive content. But this is a new technology we’re talking about, one that moves scanning to users’ devices, so it deserves its own discussion.
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