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'Technology to automatically scan all iPhones threatens democracy', researchers warn

Fourteen of the world's most respected information security experts have warned that client-side scanning "is a dangerous technology" that threatens democracy.

The cryptographers and engineers, whose careers have laid the groundwork for the internet's fundamental security protocols, have authored a paper titled "Bugs in Our Pockets" to explain their concerns,

They say that introducing the technology - recently proposed by Apple as a method of pre-emptively scanning all iPhones for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) - "would be an extremely dangerous societal experiment" that risks handing governments enormous surveillance powers.

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