Techcrunch's article seems to lean that way too - that this is a workaround due to enormous government pressure to weaken encryption.
Also: I am not saying I support this change, however I understand that it may be inevitable. I would not be at all surprised to see future Android releases doing the same thing.
Apple themselves have explained it further.
I wonder if they may simply not have much of a choice in the matter anymore, and this is Apple making a move before the government forces it by law.
This is a good read about the recent Apple/CSAM issue.
"If you don’t use iCloud Photo Library, none of this applies to you. If you do use iCloud Photo Library, this detection is only applied to the images in your photo library that are synced to iCloud.."
Apple’s New ‘Child Safety’ Initiatives, and the Slippery Slope - Daring Fireball
Messaging from the CDC has been terrible. COVID vaccines are working, data show. They’re designed to prevent death — not infection - The Sacramento Bee
AT&T Archives: Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS), a 1978 film on cell phones https://tilvids.com/videos/watch/c78d6a8b-9e72-4179-860e-bc3b5631f5e4
No peer reviewed study? This is such a mess. 🙄 CDC says new mask guidelines informed by Cape Cod outbreak - The Wall Street Journal
Truth. Masks are useless. Mandate Vaccinations, Not Masks - Daring Fireball
#NTSC goes officially dark in the US in all but Alaska. https://hackaday.com/2021/07/14/end-of-an-era-ntsc-finally-goes-dark-in-america/
Imagine that. OnePlus admits to throttling popular apps to save battery life - The Verge
How have other countries handled mask mandates on aircraft? —- Flight Attendants Say ‘Not So Fast’ On Lifting Mask Requirements - Forbes
Northern California firefighter/paramedic, Mac nerd. He/His. LBGT + BLM. #nobot
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