The technology company said it had heard negative comments from various sectors, including privacy groups, and was reconsidering its plan. Apple has decided to take a step back and delay its plans to implement a new technology that would have been responsible for scanning users’ iPhones for material related to sexual abuse and child pornography. This after a sea of criticism against the company. The technology company said it had heard negative comments from various sectors, including privacy groups, and was reconsidering its plan.
Criticism of Apple The reaction of Tim Cook’s company was taken after it was pointed out that the new updates open a door to espionage within some governments Bulk SMS Servic especially in countries with authoritarian e regimes such as Russia, China and various African nations, according to The Economist Democracy Index. Matthew Green , an encryption academic at Johns Hopkins University, criticized that what Apple presented, in the hands of authoritarian governments such as China, could become a terrible precedent in the management of technology.
When Apple develops a technology that is capable of scanning encrypted content, you can’t just say ‘well, I wonder what the Chinese government would do with that technology.’ It is not theoretical ”, lamented the specialist and figures from Newzoo intensify his statement, since until 2017 there were 728 million users of products such as the iPhone in the world, so the risk to freedom is potential. Not only the great experts in technology policy spoke about it, but also Apple’s own employees would have been against this new update by infesting an internal Slack channel with more than 800 messages about the announcement, as indicated by workers.