Does ’s new policy for on device CSAM scanning affect your decision to upgrade?

swarlos

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Basically the question is in the title y’all.

I would have created a poll but I’m using Tapatalk.

I’m on the fence whether this would sway me over the dark side but usually after  adopts something the whole tech world usually jumps on board or it blows up in the mainstream if it had already been done on Android.

I would just be leery of giving up my  watch and having to switch over to Android.

I also thought I would never say this but I did switch I would most likely get the Pixel 6
 

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Basically the question is in the title y’all.

Nope. Will still use the iPhone and upgrade this year, still using iCloud and my account is Us based. Don’t really understand why some people on Reddit are upset.

I’m actually glad Apple is doing this and doing it on device vs server side like google, microsoft, Facebook.


I would just be leery of giving up my  watch and having to switch over to Android.

I also thought I would never say this but I did switch I would most likely get the Pixel 6


good luck with that, google does the same with google photos and gmail.
 

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Well… I just jumped in the  boat thanks to its privacy settings. And now I read this news. I really think this open a can of worms, and I’m thinking this kind of things are turning me that old man who refuse to adopt new gadgets and technologies. Everybody knows somebody like that. Well, as every new day passes is more likely I’ll be like that. Just starting my research about ways of communication in replacement of smartphones. I’m finding a surprising lot, actually. I have a 12 Pro Max. Would upgrade it next year. That’s in a halt right now.
 

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Not at all! Between last Friday’s episode of the iMore show, and Rene Ritchie’s extensive video explaining everything about it, I am reassured.
 

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It does not change anything for me. As long as it is done properly, and it does look like it was, it doesn’t worry me too much. It is definitely a slippery slope, but then again, a mathematical result on a picture is not reversible back to a picture and human oversight to eliminate false positives is probably the righter approach; I do feel bad for the people that will have to validate those matches.

Note that I am not talking about what they’re doing in Messages which is a completely unrelated feature, juste announced at the same time.

And it’s not like other services were not doing the same scanning either.
 

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It does not change anything for me. As long as it is done properly, and it does look like it was, it doesn’t worry me too much. It is definitely a slippery slope, but then again, a mathematical result on a picture is not reversible back to a picture and human oversight to eliminate false positives is probably the righter approach; I do feel bad for the people that will have to validate those matches.

Note that I am not talking about what they’re doing in Messages which is a completely unrelated feature, juste announced at the same time.

And it’s not like other services were not doing the same scanning either.

Well said!
 

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Nope. Will still use the iPhone and upgrade this year, still using iCloud and my account is Us based. Don’t really understand why some people on Reddit are upset.

I’m actually glad Apple is doing this and doing it on device vs server side like google, microsoft, Facebook.





good luck with that, google does the same with google photos and gmail.

Apple is doing it both server side and on-device (which is terrible).
 

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Yes. And here is why:

Do you drive drunk?

I don’t.

How would you feel though if every single car had a breathalyzer on it, you had to blow just to start your car every single time.

My phone is essentially scanning my data (let’s face it I back stuff up to iCloud) constantly to see if I’m doing something wrong. I’m not. But I’m essentially being nannied by my own phone.

I don’t like the idea of everyone being essentially treated as potential criminals for the actions of a few.

I don’t believe in the “if you have nothing to hide it shouldn’t be an issue” mentality.

In my eyes this is equivalent to a warrantless search every single time every iOS 15 user sends a photo to iCloud. Multiple that by the trillions of photos taken every single day.

Do I believe that CSAM is wrong, absolutely. People who get caught with that crap cannot possibly be punished badly enough.

Do I think every single users iCloud or Google photos account or Dropbox should be scanned because a very small minority of people are child predators? Absolutely not. Just like I don’t think cars should have mandatory breathalyzers built into them.
 

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Well… I just jumped in the  boat thanks to its privacy settings. And now I read this news. I really think this open a can of worms, and I’m thinking this kind of things are turning me that old man who refuse to adopt new gadgets and technologies. Everybody knows somebody like that. Well, as every new day passes is more likely I’ll be like that. Just starting my research about ways of communication in replacement of smartphones. I’m finding a surprising lot, actually. I have a 12 Pro Max. Would upgrade it next year. That’s in a halt right now.

There is a chap called Rob Braxton(or something like that !) on YouTube who specialises in security issues, has a lot of information.
 

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Yes. And here is why:

Do you drive drunk?

I don’t.

How would you feel though if every single car had a breathalyzer on it, you had to blow just to start your car every single time.

My phone is essentially scanning my data (let’s face it I back stuff up to iCloud) constantly to see if I’m doing something wrong. I’m not. But I’m essentially being nannied by my own phone.

I don’t like the idea of everyone being essentially treated as potential criminals for the actions of a few.

I don’t believe in the “if you have nothing to hide it shouldn’t be an issue” mentality.

In my eyes this is equivalent to a warrantless search every single time every iOS 15 user sends a photo to iCloud. Multiple that by the trillions of photos taken every single day.

Do I believe that CSAM is wrong, absolutely. People who get caught with that crap cannot possibly be punished badly enough.

Do I think every single users iCloud or Google photos account or Dropbox should be scanned because a very small minority of people are child predators? Absolutely not. Just like I don’t think cars should have mandatory breathalyzers built into them.

I just want to highlight something else.

The simple possession of CSAM is completely illegal. Alcohol (insert cannabis in Canada here as well) is not; driving under influence is. That reality applies to all persons, whether they are physical (individuals) or moral (companies).

Second, Apple is making sure what YOU put on THEIR servers is allowed to be legally possessed. Don’t forget, you don’t own iCloud servers, Apple does. And they can be held accountable for some of the content on there.

Would you want to get your vacation pictures on the beach legally seized because someone else happened to have uploaded CSAM pictures to the same server(s) where your library is stored?

I’m just saying that there are other implications that need to be put into light as well.
 

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I just want to highlight something else.

The simple possession of CSAM is completely illegal. Alcohol (insert cannabis in Canada here as well) is not; driving under influence is. That reality applies to all persons, whether they are physical (individuals) or moral (companies).

Second, Apple is making sure what YOU put on THEIR servers is allowed to be legally possessed. Don’t forget, you don’t own iCloud servers, Apple does. And they can be held accountable for some of the content on there.

Would you want to get your vacation pictures on the beach legally seized because someone else happened to have uploaded CSAM pictures to the same server(s) where your library is stored?

I’m just saying that there are other implications that need to be put into light as well.

I have absolutely nothing wrong with apple checking their servers.

I have a problem when it becomes my own device that’s monitoring me.
 

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