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Apple To Scan PHOTOS In People’s Phones For Images Of Child Abuse

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Apple has announced new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices saying it will start to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse.

The decision by Apple to start scanning phones drew applause from child protection groups but security researchers say the system could be misused by governments like China, Belarus and Nigeria looking to surveil activities of its citizens.

According to Apple, the messaging app will use on-device machine learning to warn about sensitive content without making private communications readable by the company.

The tool Apple calls “neuralMatch” will detect known images of child sexual abuse without decrypting people’s messages. If it finds a match, the image will be reviewed by a human who can notify law enforcement if necessary.

But not everyone likes the new software update.

Top cryptography researcher, Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins, was concerned that it could be used to frame innocent people by sending them harmless but malicious images designed to appear as matches for child porn, deceiving Apple’s algorithm and alerting law enforcement – essentially framing people.

“Researchers have been able to do this pretty easily,” he said.

“What happens when the Chinese government says, ‘Here is a list of files that we want you to scan for,’” Green said. “Does Apple say no? I hope they say no, but their technology won’t say no.”

Tech companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others have for years been sharing “hash lists” of known images of child sexual abuse. Apple has also been scanning user files stored in its iCloud service, which is not as securely encrypted as its messages, for such images.

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Woman Kills Boyfriend By Throwing Her Phone At Him During An Argument

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A 22-year-old woman is facing a manslaughter charge after allegedly killing her boyfriend by throwing a mobile phone at his head during a violent row at the man’s rented home.

Roxana Adelina Lopez, has been made a formal suspect in an ongoing probe by a criminal court in Cafayate near Salta in north-west Argentina.She has been allowed to remain on bail while the investigation continues.

Her late partner has been identified as Luis Dario Guantay.

It was also reported that Roxana claimed she acted in self-defense after being beaten around the face by her boyfriend. The phone hit Luis in the temple and he died after going to a hospital A&E unit complaining of severe migraines.

He died on April 18, eight days after the incident, but news of his death only became public on Friday, September 24, as it emerged Roxana was being probed.

According to Mail Online, she has not been charged yet with any wrongdoing, as a prosecutor will only submit an indictment shortly before any trial takes place.

The victim’s mum reported the matter to police asking them to take action against the suspect after Luis died in San Bernardo hospital in the city of Salta following an operation for severe brain injuries he was said to have suffered after being hit in the head.

It is not clear what prompted the row.

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Father Allegedly Impregnates His 17-Year-Old Daughter

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A 17-year-old girl has been rescued after she was allegedly defiled, impregnated by her father and then kicked out of the house in Eket, Akwa Ibom state.

According to Facebook user, Oga Yenne, the girl was spotted at Plaza area of Uyo, the state capital, on Tuesday September 21, looking for anyone who might be interested in the baby.

The teenager alleged that her father started defiling her since the death of her mother, adding that he threw her out of the house when she became pregnant.

The pregnant girl has been handed her over to Mrs Patricia Essien Obot, a member of NOTOVOLE Foundation, a Gender Based Violence Committee recently sworn in by Akwa Ibom State Governor.

Read Oga Yenne’s Post below:

So my attention was drawn to this case of a 17years old young girl in Eket who was impregnated by the father.

According to her, the father started defiling her since last year after the death of her mother. The last time she saw her period was December, meaning she is almost due for delivery and had not had any anti-natal care ever.

The father later threw her out of the house, leaving her with no option than to come over to Uyo and find anyone who may be interested in the child. Pathetic ba?

Yesterday, she was spotted at Plaza asking people around if they have a need for a baby. She needed a family to take her in till she put to birth and handover the baby to the family.

Can you imagine that a man saw her at plaza last night, offered her an accommodation to pass the night and slept with her even in this her state?

Today, by the special grace of God, we were able to locate her today at Plaza and I single-handedly picked her and handed her over to the President Mrs Patricia Obot of “NOTOVOLE Foundation” a member of the Gender Based Violence Committee, recently sworn in by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

She has taken the necessary actions by immediately reporting the case to the Police at Ikot Akpan Abia, and also a medical appointment has been booked for the girl tomorrow morning. Hopefully, she will get all the help and support necessary for her in this stage of her life.

Special thanks to the people who called my attention to this case. My duty always is to leverage on my social media platforms and contacts to connect helps and assistance to those who needs them. To God be the Glory!!!

Father allegedly impregnates his 17-year-old daughter in Akwa Ibom

Father allegedly impregnates his 17-year-old daughter in Akwa Ibom

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Influencer, 22, Arrested In Bali For ‘Livestreaming Herself Masturbating’

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An influencer has been arrested for alleged “pornographic action,” which police said involved live-streaming “obscene” acts on social media for money.

The 22-year-old from Indonesia has reportedly been going live on a social media app called Mango Live for the last nine months.

Ketut Sukadi, Denpasar Police spokesman, said: “The profit she gained from the live job is approximately IDR30 million (US$2,104), every time she goes live she gets about IDR1.5 million (US$105).”

The woman was quickly arrested by authorities when they discovered she had been appearing naked in live streaming sessions and often masturbating, according to reports.

On an account named “Kuda Poni,” meaning pony horse, thousands of followers would tune in for the illegal live shows – many of whom could be below the age limit to use the app, Coconuts reports.

The woman has been charged with a violation of articles under the 2008 Pornography Law and the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), which could carry a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.

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