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August 07, 2021

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  • Surprised by pushback over their massive violation of the privacy of children, Apple poured oil on troubled waters... And lit it on fire.

    Dismissing the entire security community, which has universally decried this, and the entire privacy community likewise as "screeching voices of the minority" shows exactly where this is coming from.

    They are fully aware that what they are doing is wrong. They know it will harm people. That's why they kept it secret. They just don't care.

    This is the end result of intellectual monoculture. To whatever small extent they spoke to any security or privacy advocates about this, their concerns were overridden because by definition anyone objecting to this was evil.

    Cupertino delenda est.

    Google is no better, except that - well, we'll get to that in a moment.


  • The problem with perceptual hashes. (Rent-a-founder)

    Perceptual hashes are numbers that are supposed to represent what a picture looks like. They're what Apple plan to use to spy on children. Click through to that link to see what a computer considers a match of perceptual hashes of two images. I won't spoil it for you.







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