So let me see if I understand.
Hypothetically, my 16 year old precious daughter sends explicit nudes to her 19 year old boyfriend. Not in any database, parents never find out.
She subsequently breaks up with said boyfriend, and he posts her nude photos to a porn site. Do the photos end up in any law enfacement database?
How can said porn site know if she is 16 or 18?
Is the government coming after the 19 year for his extensive collection of teen age girls engaged in sexual acts? Should he be charged with statutory rape for consensual sex? Should he be branded for life as a Sex Offender and be in a national database?
Isn’t there a difference between teen aged sex and kiddie porn? Is the age of consent too high at 18 for our current society?
I am all for locking up real perverts who get off looking at or touching pre-pubesecent children and abusing them sexually. They are too young to understand. It is a horrible problem, but probably not nearly as extensive as some in the media contend, but none the less it exists and causes damage to the victim.
So, if Apple is going to find the real perverts with photos of real babies and real children being exploited, that’s a very good thing.
But my hypothetical daughter at 16 might be ready for sex and intellectually able to consent. Maybe her parents already know and helped her get birth control?
Maybe your 18 year old daughter isn’t ready. Every child is different.
Do I want Apple poking around in the lives of teenagers? This is kind of a slippery slope.
Why not start searching for people on the FBI’s Most Wanted List? by looking a millions of users photos. Pretty soon, they’ll sell it to Experian and TransUnion to find people who walked away from their debts.
Apple’s looking at photos is just an extension of facial recognition. And frankly, it troubles me and I wonder why Tim Cook chose to do something so controversial. How about just know who’s vaccinated and who isn’t. That is a much bigger problem.