Apple has confirmed the compulsory scanning of photos and videos of iPhone owners

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Apple confirmed the scan photos stored in the cloud service iCloud users. A special algorithm checks to see whether images of abuse of children, including sexual violence. RBC reports.

“Apple uses mapping technology to help find and report the news about sexual abuse of children. Like the spam filters in our email systems use an electronic signature to search for suspicious images,” explained senior Director of worldwide privacy Jane Horvath.

the Expert stressed that the data user protect keys the encryption. At the same time, the right to scan images Apple outlined in the privacy policy update in 2019. The company has prescribed measures to protect users and prevent child abuse.

Previously, analysts at Counterpoint Research came to the conclusion that a number of iPhone models entered the top 10 most popular smartphones in the world. The rating was headed by the “budget flagship” iPhone XR.

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