• Apple plans to break its end-to-end encryption


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    Apple Computer shocked computer-security experts when the Cupertino company announced on August 5 that it plans to circumvent end-to-end encryption in Mac and iOS software, reporting US users if more than a few photos in their iCloud account match a national database of child pornography.

    “We want to help protect children from predators who use communication tools to recruit and exploit them, and limit the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM),” Apple said in its announcement. But people with experience in the subject said the technology would be used for everything other than that.

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.33.0 (2021-08-30).