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Apple Defends Program Monitoring iCloud Photos For Child Sexual Abuse

Apple is at the heart of a controversy over security and privacy this week, after announcing that the iPhone company would begin testing a program that compares iCloud photos to a database of child pornography and sexual abuse.

U.S. law requires tech companies to report cases of child sexual abuse, but there are concerns over Apple’s ability to refuse to hand over photos to governments like China.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Reed Albergotti, technology reporter at The Washington Post, about the controversy.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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