Is Apple Fighting Child Abuse or Breaching Privacy?

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Your digital media catch-up is right here.

Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

What is Tech Tuesday?

If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?

You are not alone.

This is what Heather Backman and I discussed this morning over on Jack 103 FM for a couple of minutes:

Apple’s plan to scan iPhones for child abuse misses the point of privacyFast Company.

“It’s hard to square (Tim) Cook’s comments with Apple’s decision to start watching for certain kinds of behavior on iOS, even if it’s heinous behavior that most people will never stumble into by accident. The mere existence of this monitoring changes the relationship between Apple and its users, no matter how many promises the company makes or technological safeguards it invents.”

Is Apple doing the right thing?

App of the week: Send A Mix Tape – Build a paper mixtape with your playlist, and let someone scan the QR code to play your mix.

Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….


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