I've tried hard to see this from Apple's point of view. But inescapably, this is government spyware installed by Apple based on a presumption of guilt. Though Apple wrote the code, its function is to scan personal data and report it to government.https://t.co/OrkfOSjvS1— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) August 7, 2021
Apple plans to modify iPhones to constantly scan for contraband:— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 5, 2021
“It is an absolutely appalling idea, because it is going to lead to distributed bulk surveillance of our phones and laptops,” said Ross Anderson, professor of security engineering. https://t.co/rS92HR3pUZ
Updated my Twitter profile. pic.twitter.com/SGbCT9GaFU— Matthew Green (@matthew_d_green) August 7, 2021
Apple's filtering of iMessage and iCloud is not a slippery slope to backdoors that suppress speech and make our communications less secure. We’re already there: this is a fully-built system just waiting for external pressure to make the slightest change. https://t.co/f2nv062t2n— EFF (@EFF) August 5, 2021
Apple: Think Different.— EFF (@EFF) August 5, 2021
Apple: About encryption and privacy.
Apple: We’re scanning your private messages, and we’re gonna tell your parents.
Child sexual abuse material and the abusers who traffic in it are repugnant, and everyone wants to see those abusers caught.— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) August 6, 2021
Apple has long needed to do more to fight CSAM, but the approach they are taking introduces something very concerning into the world.— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) August 6, 2021
We’ve had personal computers for decades and there has never been a mandate to scan the private content of all desktops, laptops or phones globally for unlawful content. It’s not how technology built in free countries works.— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) August 6, 2021
Will this system be used in China? What content will they consider illegal there and how will we ever know? How will they manage requests from governments all around the world to add other types of content to the list for scanning?— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) August 6, 2021
What will happen when spyware companies find a way to exploit this software? Recent reporting showed the cost of vulnerabilities in iOS software as is. What happens if someone figures out how to exploit this new system?— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) August 6, 2021
…”it would be wrong for the government to force us to build a backdoor into our products. And ultimately, we fear that this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.” Those words were wise then, and worth heeding here now.— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) August 6, 2021
"...in a blistering critique, [@CenDemTech] called on Apple to abandon the changes, which it said effectively destroy the company’s guarantee of [#E2EE]. Scanning messages for sexually explicit content on phones or computers effectively breaks security:"https://t.co/X05gmr9GBO— Center for Democracy & Technology (@CenDemTech) August 6, 2021