In message <0001HW.DD3ED19C...@news.astraweb.com
> Ed Norton <nor...@nowhere.com
> On Sat, 14 Aug 2021 10:11:35 -0400, Alan Browne wrote
> (in article <raQRI.930$uk4...@fx20.iad>):
>> p.5 contains the relevant piece wrt to false positives handling.
>> Because the system is using known material as the source reference, and,
>> such source material (each ref. image) needs to come from 2 sovereign
>> jurisdictions, and
>> 30 instances need to be hit before alerting occurs, and
>> human reviewers need to verify the derivative images before any legal
>> action occurs, I'd be quite confident in it.
>> (And that's simplified...)
>> In essence the probability that a single random snapshot of a child gets
>> 'flagged' is unlikely at all, and that 30 different images would need to
>> get flagged before the system refers the derivatives to Apple's human
>> verification team.
>> The overall feature also has various 3rd party verification parts to it
>> - these as much to guard against sabotage or bad faith sovereign acts as
>> anything else.
> These are all just arbitrary choices that Apple can change anytime it
> chooses. The fundamental fact is that Apple has no business doing this
> whether it's 30 images or 300 images.
That is your opinion, but it is not a fact. You do have a choice though,
don't put images on iCloud.
Of course, you can't put images anywhere else without them ALL being
scanned and indexed and used for ML and tagged with your information,
location, and used to track your movements, none of which Apple does
because they DO NOT decrypt your data when it is sent to iCloud. The
only tagging and scanning and "smarts" dealing with photos is all done
on YOUR device. Apple is so concerned with privacy that eventhat data on
your device is not shared between devices, EACH device runs its own
index which exists ONLY on the device. No one else does this, they five
you good indexes to quell your objections to the fact that they have a
complete and total index of every bot of data you allow them to see, and
they can do whatever the hell they want with it.
But if this all bothers you, don't put your photos on the Internet. No
where on the Internet.
Sometimes the only thing you could do for people was to be there.