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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warns Apple program that scans iPhones for child porn will ultimately be used to spy on owners and opt-out will be axed

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has issued a chilling warning about Apple's plans to begin scanning iPhone photos of users, saying the proposal will give governments terrifying access to citizen's private data.

Snowden, a former computer intelligence consultant, who in 2013 leaked classified documents to show the scale of government snooping on U.S. citizens, condemned the new plans in strong terms, and says they set a precedent which will ultimately be abused by corrupt politicians to destroy individual privacy.

He said that Apple had chosen a dangerous path with their scheme to access users' photos, and that governments will manipulate the rule to give them greater access to data they claim they need access to - such as a phone owner's presence at a protest.

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