American human rights activists demanded that Apple completely abandon plans to scan photos of iPhone owners. The corresponding statement is published on the website of the organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
In a statement, the nonprofit organization said that they are glad that Apple has listened to the concerns of the public. Activists refer to the interests of clients, researchers, civil liberties organizations, human rights activists, LGBT representatives, youth representatives, and other ages. “However, the company should go further than just listening and completely abandon plans to install a backdoor in its encryption system,” the EFP statement clarifies.
In their message, representatives of the organization accused Tim Cook’s company of attempting to violate human rights and freedoms. According to EFF activists, the mechanism created by Apple creates a huge danger to the privacy and security of iPhone users. “He offers authoritarian governments a new system of mass surveillance to spy on citizens,” the document says.
“The huge coalition that has come out will continue to demand that users’ phones — both their messages and photos — are protected and that the company fulfills its promise to provide real privacy to its users,” the conclusion says.