Apple to roll out photo checking system on country-by-country basis

Apple to roll out photo checking system on country-by-country basis

6/8/2021 8:49:00 PM

Apple to roll out photo checking system on country-by-country basis

:Apple Inc will roll out a system for checking photos for child abuse imagery on a country-by-country basis, depending on local laws, the company said on Friday.A day earlier, Apple said it would implement a system that screens photos for such images before they are uploaded from iPhones in the United States

:Apple Inc will roll out a system for checking photos for child abuse imagery on a country-by-country basis, depending on local laws, the company said on Friday.A day earlier, Apple said it would implement a system that screens photos for such images before they are uploaded from iPhones in the United States to its iCloud storage.

Child safety groups praised Apple as it joined Facebook Inc , Microsoft Corp , Alphabet Inc's Google in taking such measures. But Apple's photo check on the iPhone itself raised concerns that the company is probing into users' devices in ways that could be exploited by governments.

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LinkedIn :Apple Inc will roll out a system for checking photos for child abuse imagery on a country-by-country basis, depending on local laws, the company said on Friday.LinkedIn Apple Inc is planning to install a software on U.LinkedIn LONDON : Britain said that fully-vaccinated travellers returning to England from France will no longer have to quarantine, scrapping an extra rule imposed on its closest neighbour last month, as it also opened up to seven more countries.ASEAN's foreign ministers said in a joint statement, delayed by internal wrangling, that they welcomed the appointment of Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as the bloc's special envoy.

A day earlier, Apple said it would implement a system that screens photos for such images before they are uploaded from iPhones in the United States to its iCloud storage. Child safety groups praised Apple as it joined Facebook Inc , Microsoft Corp , Alphabet Inc's Google in taking such measures. iPhones that will scan for child abuse imagery, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. But Apple's photo check on the iPhone itself raised concerns that the company is probing into users' devices in ways that could be exploited by governments. It operates a"traffic light" system for international travel, with low-risk countries rated green for quarantine-free travel, medium risk countries rated amber, and red countries requiring arrivals to spend 10 days in isolation in a hotel. Many other technology companies check photos after they are uploaded to servers.ft. In a media briefing on Friday, Apple said it will make plans to expand the service based on the laws of each country where it operates. "I called on the Burmese military junta to immediately end the violence, restore democratic governance and release those unjustly detained," Blinken said in a statement, using Myanmar's former name of Burma.

The company said nuances in its system, such as"safety vouchers" passed from the iPhone to Apple's servers that do not contain useful data, will protect Apple from government pressure to identify material other than child abuse images. (Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur) Source: Reuters. The government also said the cost of hotel quarantine for an adult would increase to 2,285 pounds (US$3,177. Apple has a human review process that acts as a backstop against government abuse, it added. The company will not pass reports from its photo checking system to law enforcement if the review finds no child abuse imagery. (Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Richard Chang) Source: Reuters .