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StrangeDays said:newisneverenough said:Heh Appleinsider writers. You are repeatedly characterizing this technology as just fine because of hashes. If you think it’s great, I guess that’s your opinion. However, other people have very different opinions. Such as—clever technology does not negate the fact that this is an invasion of privacy—like the comedian says, without probable cause. Believing the method makes that ok is ridiculous. You can be very polite while you break into someone’s home. You could even mostly close your eyes. But ,you are still breaking in.
Google, Microsoft, Dropbox have done the same for years. Nobody allows images to be stored on their servers w/o scanning to ensure it isn't child porn. Microsoft has PhotoDNA, and Google has its own tools:What makes you think this person wasn't outraged? They very well could have found out and quit using the aforementioned services in disgust.The point isn't that cloud services scan for CSAM, the issue people are having is that it will now be done on the device. The nuance of where it gets done is a pretty strong privacy issue for people.
The cause is good and just, and Apple's solution is glitzy. I'm just not going to be a perpetual suspect for the possession and transmission of child pornography by having blinded hashes from NCMEC on my phone.That's it. Because that is the same kind of treatment real-live pedos receive when they get out of prison and want to have a computer and smartphone, the FBI installs software to keep an eye on what they're doing.Sorry Apple, the pedo experience isn't happening here.
That's not an excuse nor is it even remotely footed in reality. The FCC under Pai is so capricious in its rulings favoring big telco and cable that it doesn't even bother with trying to disguise what it is doing.
racerhomie3 said:No one will buy this junk , so it won’t matter.
Haven't you heard? Android enjoys the greatest user loyalty.
Now, I think the conclusion of the data is wrong because it fails to consider that Android is also the cheapest, but that is another matter.
I won a Samsung tablet a few months ago. I have always wanted to try a Samsung product and give Android a spin. Glad I didn't spend money on something like one of these phones because that tablet and Android are icky.
linkman said:For those of you saying that CR doesn't have advertising, then how do you explain the image below? If you think this is fabricated, then go to the web site yourself and click on ad choices at that bottom.
You are aware of the difference between accepting advertising and getting a check for site metrics from an ad network, right? Seems kind of hard to bias reporting when the people writing you checks, like Google, accept ad dollars from literally thousands of vendors, wouldn't ya think? "Hello, Facebook, yeah we're up to our auto review this year so be sure to strong-arm Subaru and we'll give them a swell review". In case you haven't read the reviews for cars, CR was merciless on Subaru. While you ponder that, or look for other reasons for bias, consider how many sites give you the option of turning all that off.
CR does get things wrong on occasion, and I've seen them print retractions and warnings about previous product reviews.
Or, you can read Amazon reviews and Yelp, doh-mattah to me. I trust CR over a public traded company any day of the week.