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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.

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