Reuters: Apple employees concerned about image checking

Apple employees are concerned about the tech company's plan to check the iPhones and Macs of American users for child abuse material, Reuters news agency claims based on employees who wish to remain anonymous.

There has been criticism from civil rights movements and privacy experts before, but there are also concerns within Apple itself. Reuters points to an internal Slack channel where more than 800 messages about the plan appeared. Employees are concerned, among other things, that repressive regimes can abuse the scan feature to detect and censor other footage. Other employees fear that Apple is damaging the privacy image. In addition to critical employees, there were also employees who defended the scan feature.

A coalition of several policy groups is said to be working on a protest letter calling on Apple to stop with the plan. Apple declined to comment on the story to Reuters.

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