After a barrage of negative feedback, Apple announced that it will delay implementation of its technology to detect child pornography on mobile devices. Most of the criticism surrounded fears that autocratic governments could manipulate the technology to search for other forbidden content, such as political opinions. Apple has promised to "collect input and make improvements" before deploying its technology.
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Apple Delays Child Pornography Detection
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said this week it had amassed more than 25,000 signatures from consumers. On top of that, close to 100 policy and rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, also called on Apple to abandon plans to roll out the technology.