Internet discovers Apple's Photos object detection feature, controversy inevitably ensues

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  • Reply 21 of 28
    Maybe Apple chose the correct noun for male underpants.
  • Reply 22 of 28
    ...if Apple really wants to promote 'we are not evil', then could users simply be given a global off preference switch, please...?
    I mean, I guess Apple could do that but why? Do people really want to make it harder to search for their own photos?  As mentioned, all the processing is done on the device and it’s the users own photos.  I can’t search in Photos for “brassieres” and find photos that aren’t already on my device.  What is the issue here?
    I would firstly respond as to what is the downside of having an off switch, with the current choice seeming to simply to not use the features, or camera ?  
    Do the comments come from a vested interest in big data in any way?

    Here are some links for consideration:
    https://www.eff.org/
    https://www.eff.org/mobile-devices
    https://www.eff.org/issues/border-searches
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/10/memo-doj-facial-recognitions-threat-privacy-worse-anyone-thought
    ...and then there is the subject of business and client confidentiality...
    I'm glad you love the feature, and for many it is a great thing...
    The simple question would seem freedom of choice...
  • Reply 23 of 28
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    slurpy said:
    God, her instagram is horrifying. Not a single photo of her without 10 lbs of face powder. 

    Oh, and.. 

    Honestly, fuck these people. YOU took photos of yourself having sex with your phone. That's Apple's fault, why? Why did you take them if you didn't want to see them? Damn these narcissistic attention whores. 


    Then let's see yours so we can see how it's done properly. 
  • Reply 24 of 28
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    cqw_ipoh said:
    Much ado about nothing. Twitter users should be more concerned with how Twitter discriminates against some speech and political groups than Apple's Photos object recognition feature.
    Why? They're under no obligation to give anyone the freedom of speech. 
  • Reply 25 of 28
    patchythepirate said:
    …yet Apple can’t bother to include the ability to search for memes.
    Wew lad. Google is actually doing everything it can to stop certain images from being reverse-searched, which it could only do if it knew what the images contained in the first place. They sure don’t engage in mass censorship or anything!
    Then let's see yours so we can see how it's done properly. 
    The makeup or the sex?
    edited November 2017
  • Reply 26 of 28
    ...if Apple really wants to promote 'we are not evil', then could users simply be given a global off preference switch, please...?
    I mean, I guess Apple could do that but why? Do people really want to make it harder to search for their own photos?  As mentioned, all the processing is done on the device and it’s the users own photos.  I can’t search in Photos for “brassieres” and find photos that aren’t already on my device.  What is the issue here?
    I would firstly respond as to what is the downside of having an off switch, with the current choice seeming to simply to not use the features, or camera ?  
    Do the comments come from a vested interest in big data in any way?

    Here are some links for consideration:
    https://www.eff.org/
    https://www.eff.org/mobile-devices
    https://www.eff.org/issues/border-searches
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/10/memo-doj-facial-recognitions-threat-privacy-worse-anyone-thought
    ...and then there is the subject of business and client confidentiality...
    I'm glad you love the feature, and for many it is a great thing...
    The simple question would seem freedom of choice...
    I read your links and don’t see how any of them relate to searching your own photos for objects or why people would want to make it more difficult to search for photos that are stored on their device.

    I may be wrong but it appears you are conflating on-device image search with government surveillance.
  • Reply 27 of 28
    ...if Apple really wants to promote 'we are not evil', then could users simply be given a global off preference switch, please...?
    I mean, I guess Apple could do that but why? Do people really want to make it harder to search for their own photos?  As mentioned, all the processing is done on the device and it’s the users own photos.  I can’t search in Photos for “brassieres” and find photos that aren’t already on my device.  What is the issue here?
    I would firstly respond as to what is the downside of having an off switch, with the current choice seeming to simply to not use the features, or camera ?  
    Do the comments come from a vested interest in big data in any way?

    Here are some links for consideration:
    https://www.eff.org/
    https://www.eff.org/mobile-devices
    https://www.eff.org/issues/border-searches
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/10/memo-doj-facial-recognitions-threat-privacy-worse-anyone-thought
    ...and then there is the subject of business and client confidentiality...
    I'm glad you love the feature, and for many it is a great thing...
    The simple question would seem freedom of choice...
    I read your links and don’t see how any of them relate to searching your own photos for objects or why people would want to make it more difficult to search for photos that are stored on their device.

    I may be wrong but it appears you are conflating on-device image search with government surveillance.
    ...the potential for misuse would seem to be there, with a hack, loss, theft, misuse, app, 3rd party unintended consequences, etc...
    Today AI ID tech is reported a concern as well: privacy advocates express concern over apple allowing developers to use iphone x face id camera
    first came data > location monitoring for 'Find My iPhone' (data wipe could be separate) > iCloud > fingerprint ID > photos content tagging > IR facial ID...
    Someone I met who was in a position to know suggested a read of Little Brother
    Again why is 'baked in' vs a simple user preference choice an unreasonable request...?
    edited November 2017
  • Reply 28 of 28
    blah64blah64 Posts: 993member

    Then let's see yours so we can see how it's done properly. 
    The makeup or the sex?
    She's not too bright.  After a fight her guy asked for "make-up sex", hoping for hot-n-heavy.  The joke was on him.
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