In a column for The Verge, Silicon Valley Editor Casey Newton writes that the spread of child abuse images online is changing the debate about encryption. "Thanks to Facebook's efforts in particular, law enforcement detects millions of cases in which terrible images are being shared around the world," Newton writes. He adds the spread of the images is an internet problem because they "stem from the existence of a free and open network connecting all of humanity together," whereas platform problems are "the issues endemic to corporations." Newton writes we should look for a solution that preserves encryption while automatically checking "shared images or links for connections to known child abuse imagery."
If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.