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leob • Edited on

I tend to agree, I've read Apple's FAQ and their approach does look focused and targeted, it's not a broad sweep big brother kind of privacy invasion thing (there's also no automatic reporting to law enforcement, which would arguably be a bridge too far).

I'd even go farther than this, I'd be fine for them to filter/flag other horrible stuff (domestic violence, animal abuse, whatever) with this hash technology if they've got reliable databases of those - but their response should be a warning to the user trying to upload that and tell them stop doing it or risk termination of their iCloud service.

And of course state all of this clearly in their user agreements.

More than happy with ways for them to stop horrible stuff being stored on their cloud (well yeah, it's their cloud alright).