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An EU Law Could Let US Prosecutors Scan Phones for Abortion Texts

An EU Law Could Let US Prosecutors Scan Phones for Abortion Texts

The drive to protect children online will soon collide with an equal and opposing political force: the criminalization of abortion. In a country where many states will soon treat fetuses as children, the surveillance tools targeted at protecting kids will be exploited to target abortion. And one of the biggest threats to reproductive freedom will …

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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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