Apple has decided to postpone the launch of its measures to combat child abuse from its devices. The company confirmed this in an official statement in which it comments that it will take time to make improvements based on customer feedback.
Here is the statement Apple sent us:
“Last month, we announced benefit plans to help protect children from predators who use communication tools to recruit and exploit them, and to limit the spread of child pornography. Based on feedback from customers, advocacy groups, researchers and others, we have decided to take more time over the next few months to gather feedback and make improvements before releasing these child safety benefits. of crucial importance. ”
A step back to think better
The measures, which consisted of analyzing suspicious images stored in iCloud for child abuse, have been controversial as some have described them as a privacy breach that Apple usually defends so much.
Apple tried to calm the waters and defend the measures with a document detailing the entire process, but ultimately decided to take a break and rethink the system. The statement also mentions that the company has spoken with investigators and advocacy groups, saying they have consulted with professionals.
The image analysis feature was going to be released with iOS 15 and other new versions of Apple’s operating systems, but now that launch is postponed and with no specific date that we can know. It is expected that in the future Apple will present this system again, introducing changes that aim to satisfy everyone and further protect user privacy.