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Warning labels seem like a good way to keep kids from sharing risky photos, but research data suggests otherwise. Clover No.7 Photography/Moment via Getty Images

Could Apple’s child safety feature backfire? New research shows warnings can increase risky sharing

Studies about warning labels aimed at protecting privacy raise red flags about Apple’s efforts to keep kids from sharing sexually explicit material.
If you have an Apple device and upload photos to iCloud, the company will use some clever math to sniff them for instances of child abuse – without actually looking at the photos. Vinicius "amnx" Amano/Unsplash

Apple can scan your photos for child abuse and still protect your privacy – if the company keeps its promises

Apple will scan all photos uploaded to the cloud for child sexual abuse without actually looking at the photos. Privacy experts are concerned by the lack of public accountability.
Creators will now have the option to require a payment for audiences to access their content on Apple’s platform. Ramyr_Dukin/Getty Images

Apple threatens to upend podcasting’s free, open architecture

Podcasting exploded due to the lack of gatekeepers. Now big tech companies are starting to act like traditional media networks, signing popular hosts to exclusive contracts and establishing paywalls.
If its services help deliver misinformation to your home, what responsibility does Comcast have for that? AP Photo/Mike Stewart

Misinformation-spewing cable companies come under scrutiny

Cable providers like Comcast carry Fox News and other channels that feed conspiracy theories and lies into Americans’ homes.
Exposure notification systems alert people when they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus but don’t record the information. AleksandarGeorgiev/E+ via Getty Images

How Apple and Google let your phone warn you if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus while protecting your privacy

Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible to track when people have been exposed to people infected with the coronavirus. The right cryptography scheme keeps alerts about exposures private.

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