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No Perfect Solution in Apple's Privacy vs. Child Safety Debate

By Protocol

August 25, 2021

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Sharon Bradford Franklin is co-director of the Security and Surveillance Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

While the weeks since Apple's announcement have been full of well-founded criticism, they've been short on solutions. The status quo, both sides agree, is intolerable.

In an interview, Sharon Bradford Franklin discusses a letter, co-authored by her organization, that was sent to Apple CEO Tim Cook. It argues that Apple's updates could put vulnerable youths, particularly LGBTQ+ youths, at risk and that the company is walking a slippery slope toward expanded government surveillance.

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