Information Today, Inc. Corporate Site KMWorld CRM Media Streaming Media Faulkner Speech Technology Unisphere/DBTA
Other ITI Websites
American Library Directory Boardwalk Empire Database Trends and Applications DestinationCRM EContentMag Faulkner Information Services Fulltext Sources Online InfoToday Europe Internet@Schools Intranets Today KMWorld Library Resource Literary Market Place OnlineVideo.net Plexus Publishing Smart Customer Service Speech Technology Streaming Media Streaming Media Europe Streaming Media Producer Unisphere Research



News & Events > NewsBreaks
 



Back Index Forward
Twitter RSS Feed
Weekly News Digest

September 14, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.

EFF Puts Pressure on Apple to End Its iPhone-Scanning Project

On. Sept. 13, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) led a protest demanding that Apple discontinue the development of its iPhone surveillance software program because it endangers the privacy and security of its customers and could create increased surveillance activity globally. EFF notes, “The iPhone surveillance software will continuously scan user photos to compare them to a secret government-created database of child abuse images. The parental notification scanner uses on-device machine learning to scan messages, then informs a third party, which breaks the promise of end-to-end encryption. Apple’s new surveillance infrastructure will be all too easy for governments to redirect to greater surveillance and censorship.”

The rally was planned for the front of Apple’s flagship store in San Francisco. There will also be rallies at Apple Stores in other cities, including Boston, Portland, Atlanta. In addition, EFF is flying an aerial banner over Apple’s campus during the Sept. 14 iPhone launch event. It has delivered petitions that have 60,000 signatures telling Apple not to implement the phone-scanning program. And it has joined the Center for Democracy and Technology, along with 90-plus other organizations, in sending a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

For more information, read the press release.



Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

Related Articles

2/2/2021Apple Products Go All-In on Black History Month
3/23/2021'EFF to Supreme Court: Users Must Be Able to Hold Tech Companies Accountable in Lawsuits When Their Data Is Mishandled'
3/23/2021'Apple Adds COVID Vaccine Sites to Maps to Help Users Find Appointments'
4/20/2021EFF and DuckDuckGo Partner for More Secure Internet Browsing
8/12/2021'Apple's Descent From Privacy Hero to Privacy Villain' by Adam Dick
9/2/2021EFF Looks at Companies' Tactics for Fighting Copyright Infringement


Comments Add A Comment

              Back to top