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Apple Answers Some Important Privacy-Related Questions in New CSAM FAQ

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Last week, Apple announced the controversial child safety features for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Despite the excellent use, CSAM features have received a lot of backlashes, raising questions about privacy. Today, the Cupertino-based giant published a detailed FAQ answering some critical questions regarding CSAM and user privacy.

Apple posted a six-page FAQ after the feature drew a lot of backlashes. Privacy advocates, including Edward Snowden, have slammed the part saying the quality will turn iPhone into “iNarcs.”


The FAQ beings with Apple re-assuring that the feature will not be used by any government for any use. Apple then highlights that the two parts — CSAM safety in Messages and iCloud photo scanning — are entirely separate. When asked about government enforcing Apple to detect other things via CSAM features, Apple answers:

The rest of the FAQ details the three features, namely Communication safety in Messages, CSAM detection, and Security for CSAM detection for iCloud Photos. You can read more about the FAQ here.

With the FAQ, Apple is aiming to resolve all the issues regarding privacy and CSAM. But, do you feel convinced? How do you think about Apple searching the iCloud Photo Library for CSAM? Do you think this is a breach of your privacy? Drop a comment and let us know your thoughts!

Gemma Broadhurst
Gemma Broadhurst is a 23-year-old computing student who enjoys extreme ironing, hockey and duck herding. She is kind and entertaining, but can also be very standoffish and a bit evil.She is an Australian Christian. She is currently at college. studying computing. She is allergic to milk. She has a severe phobia of chickens

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