Today, September 14th, Apple hosts a conference to announce a range of new products and services, including the new iPhone 13 and Apple Watch. However, there are controversies. The expected premiere of iOS 15 will bring changes that privacy-oriented users may perceive as contrary to Apple’s communication about privacy as the ultimate value for the company.
Recently, Apple announced that iOS 15 would feature scanning users’ photos and informing authorities to detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM). However, this change caused users concerns that their privacy might be affected by the proposed feature. 6,000 people in San Francisco protested against it.
In the background, there are also lawsuits against Apple and allegedly too large fees for in-app purchases. Developers argue that a 30% fee is unreasonable and influences users with higher prices for products and services.
Pixalate report highlights other privacy concerns
Jalal Nasir, CEO of Pixalate, explained that “Apple, with the CSAM announcement, might monitor the front door in some ways, but the window in the backdoor of this house needs much more transparency and policing than the front doors right now.”
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