7 min read · Aug 26th · “Under His Eye,” she says. The right farewell. “Under His Eye,” I reply, and she gives a little nod.
Now, however, that’s all set to change. Under the new design, your phone will now perform these searches on Apple’s behalf before your photos have even reached their iCloud servers, and—yada, yada, yada—if enough "forbidden content" is discovered, law-enforcement will be notified.
For its part, Apple says their system, in its initial, v1.0 design, has a narrow focus: it only scrutinizes photos intended to be uploaded to iCloud (although for 85% of its customers, that means EVERY photo), and it does not scrutinize them beyond a simple comparison against a database of specific examples of previously-identified child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
The policy also notes this part of the data collection is for enabling “special video effects, for content moderation, for demographic classification, for content and ad recommendations, and for other non-personally-identifying operations
5 min read · Jul 20th · This week a group of global newspapers is running a series of articles detailing abuses of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. If you haven’t seen any of these articles, they’re worth re…
~11 min read · Jun 11th · In Privacy Without Monopoly: Data Protection and Interoperability, we took a thorough look at the privacy implications of various kinds of interoperability. We examined the potential privacy risks of…
5 min read · May 9th · You might be surprised how much Google’s email service – and others – know about you
Any mainstream, consumer-level account is only free in that you don’t pay it with money, but with data
Much of the information collected by Gmail and shared with advertisers is metadata – data about data
Google’s business model is based on monetising the data it gathers from users, predominantly to sell it to Google’s real customers – advertisers… Gmail forms one part of that data-gathering infrastructure
2 min read · Apr 16th · The Federal Court has found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd (together, Google) misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017…