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WhatsApp won't follow Apple's lead in fighting child po rno graphy


WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart has announced that his company will not follow the lead of Apple, which announced measures to prevent the spread of child pornography.

Cathcart wrote on Twitter, today, Friday: "I looked at the information that was published by Apple yesterday, and I am concerned. I think this is a wrong position and an obstacle to the privacy of people around the world."
He continued, "People have asked if we will implement this system in (WhatsApp), and the answer is no."

He pointed out that WhatsApp has made great efforts to combat the spread of child pornography, especially the development of features that allow reporting and blocking such content.

He confirmed that WhatsApp sent 400,000 reports of material related to child sexual exploitation in the past year, without breaching the encrypted data.
He added that "Apple" instead relies on software that allows checking all of the user's photos, warning of the seriousness of security holes in Apple's systems and the possibility of hackers getting access to those technologies.

Apple has announced that it will provide its smartphones sold in the United States with software that will scan the content uploaded by users, to detect material related to the sexual exploitation of children, and report those cases to the security services.

Source: Agencies

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