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2 Visions Clash Over How to Fight Online Child Abuse in Europe

2 Visions Clash Over How to Fight Online Child Abuse in Europe

Encrypted messenger services have been quick to condemn the Commission’s proposal. Julia Weiss, a spokesperson for the Swiss messenger app Threema, says the company was not willing to undermine its users’ privacy in any way. “Building a surveillance system to proactively scan all private content was a terrible idea when Apple proposed it, and it’s …

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The EU Wants Big Tech to Scan Your Private Chats for Child Abuse

The EU Wants Big Tech to Scan Your Private Chats for Child Abuse

“That being so there is only one logical solution: client-side scanning where the content is examined when it is decrypted on the user’s device for them to view/read,” Woodward says. Last year, Apple announced it would introduce client-side scanning—scanning done on people’s iPhones rather than Apple’s servers—to check photos for known CSAM being uploaded to …

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The US now hosts more child sexual abuse material online than any other country

The US now hosts more child sexual abuse material online than any other country

To support MIT Technology Review’s journalism, please consider becoming a subscriber. Besides “bad press” there isn’t much punishment for platforms that fail to remove CSAM quickly, says Lloyd Richardson, director of technology at the Canadian Center for Child Protection. “I think you’d be hard pressed to find a country that’s levied a fine against an …

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