Apple is creating a system for tracking the contents of iPhone users ‘ photos. The development of Cupertino was announced on Twitter by security expert Matthew Green, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Information Security.
The system being developed by Apple will be able to detect illegal photos on iOS devices. The technology will work based on hashing photos stored in the databases of special services.
A possible reason for such a controversial decision will be Apple’s desire to fight child abuse. The company itself has not yet confirmed this innovation.
Green himself calls the idea not too successful — such a system can become a base for monitoring the data traffic sent and received from the phone.