An announcement by Apple of a new plan to automatically scan iCloud photos for sexual abuse has sparked fears that the system may be used for mass surveillance. Privacy advocates are concerned that it creates an opening for law enforcement agencies.
Report contends that the pandemic was used as an excuse to normalize various elements of mass surveillance, with some of these having no real impact on Covid-19 response at all.
New insight into a domestic data collection program run by the CIA indicates even more mass surveillance may have taken place, and some senators are demanding answers.
GCHQ is being taken to task for a mass surveillance program first revealed by the Snowden leak, marking the first ruling against the UK government of this nature.
If it were to become EU law, the proposal would require that all messaging services scan all of their messages (including encrypted messages) for potential CSAM materials, and includes use of an AI algorithm to evaluate the intent of conversations for signs of child grooming.