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Apple regrets confusion over 'iPhone scanning'

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 14th August, 2021 08:31:06 PM
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Apple says its announcement of automated tools to detect child sexual abuse on the iPhone and iPad was "jumbled pretty badly".

On 5 August, the company revealed new image detection software that can alert Apple if known illegal images are uploaded to its iCloud storage.

Privacy groups criticised the news, with some saying Apple had created a security backdoor in its software, BBC reported.

The company says its announcement had been widely "misunderstood".

What are the new tools?

Apple announced two new tools designed to protect children. They will be deployed in the US first.