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Say "no" to Apple's backdoor plans

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Say "no" to Apple's backdoor plans
By Startpage • Issue #34 • View online
Have you been following the news of Apple’s decision to create a backdoor that allows people’s messages and iCloud photos to scanned and compared to a database of processed CSAM images? This will enable Apple to report the matching images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC acts as a comprehensive reporting center for CSAM and works in collaboration with law enforcement agencies across the United States.
This new backdoor ultimately terminates their promise of end-to-end encryption. Apple has built its reputation on trust and as a stalwart of end-to-end encryption. Their privacy promise across TV and billboards reassures people that each selfie or personal message will remain private. Their decision to create a backdoor is alarming for anyone who once felt confident that their messages, photos and any personal information stored on their device won’t be monitored. As stated by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world “it’s impossible to build a client-side scanning system that can only be used for sexually explicit images sent or received by children.” A backdoor, slightly ajar lends itself to be kicked wider open in the future.
Startpage, along with Fight For the Future and many other privacy leaders, is singing the No Spy Phone petition to stop Apple from subjecting our personal information to surveillance. If you would like more information visit: EFF, NPR and The Verge to name a few. Also, go search for yourself on Startpage.
You can also sign and instantly make your voice heard via www.nospyphone.com

 

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