From Malware Bytes Blog
On May 11, 2022, the EU will publicize a proposal for a law on mandatory chat control. The European Commission wants all providers of email, chat and messaging services to search for suspicious messages in a fully automated way and forward them to the police in the fight against child pornography.
[...] Similar developments are taking place in the US and the supporting narrative has expanded from domestic terrorism to other illegal content and activity, such as child sexual exploitation and abuse, terrorism, foreign adversaries‚ and attempts to undermine democratic values and institutions.
[...] What most, if not all, of these activities have in common is that you usually won't see the criminals using the same platforms as those of us that want to stay in touch with friends and relatives. They are already conducting their "business" in illegal marketplaces on the Dark Web, or they are using encrypted phone services.
[...] Since client-side scanning technologies may represent the most powerful surveillance system ever imagined, it is imperative that we find a way to make them abuse-resistant and auditable before we decide to start using them. Failures from the past have taught us that it's often the other way around. We learn from our mistakes, but how costly are they?
(Score: 3, Insightful) by inertnet on Saturday May 14 2022, @12:37PM (1 child)
Client side scanning enables more government control, because governments are not supposed to be able to control servers that are out of their reach. If governments can define the word list to scan for, they can better monitor their population. So the question who controls the word list makes a big difference before I'll agree to such a privacy infringement.
Also, those that are being targeted, will start using 'replacement' words for those on the list. Meaning you'll only find the stupid ones and not the really dangerous individuals.
(Score: 2) by inertnet on Saturday May 14 2022, @12:38PM
Misspelled "government" due to new glasses.