Apple’s Plan to Scan Photos in Messages Turns Young People Into Privacy Pawns

This month, Apple announced several new features under the auspices of expanding its protections for young people, at least two of which seriously walk back the company’s longstanding commitment to protecting user privacy. One of the plans—scanning photos sent to and from child accounts in Messages—breaks Apple’s promise to offer end-to-end encryption in messaging. And when such promises are broken, it inevitably opens the door to other harms; that’s what makes breaking encryption so insidious.

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