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TimidPanther t1_j0ai29i wrote

Australia is just mad they don’t have a backdoor into the iCloud service. That’s what they want - to have access to citizen data. It’s not about stopping pedos.


EmbarrassedHelp t1_j0c74ip wrote

> The e-Safety Commissioner, an office set up to protect internet users, said that after sending legal demands for information to some of the world's biggest internet firms, the responses showed Apple and Microsoft did not proactively screen for child abuse material in their storage services, iCloud and OneDrive.

> An Apple announcement a week ago that it would stop scanning iCloud accounts for child abuse, following pressure from privacy advocates, was "a major step backwards from their responsibilities to help keep children safe" Inman Grant said.

> The failure of both firms to detect live-streamed abuse amounted to "some of the biggest and richest technology companies in the world turning a blind eye and failing to take appropriate steps to protect the most vulnerable from the most predatory", she added.

These authoritarians want encryption backdoors and mass surveillance tools deployed on every device and service.


TimidPanther t1_j0dz235 wrote

Their main goal is citizen surveillance. They’ve introduced a lot of laws to make that happen.

If apple was an Australian company, the back door would be available. Even if it’s put in secretly so the rest of Apple don’t know about it. It’s insane.


nicuramar t1_j0fxvxn wrote

> Their main goal is citizen surveillance.

I asked how do you know this? How do you know it isn’t for the reasons they state, whether or not you agree with them?