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Title    Client Side Scanning May Cost More Than it Delivers
Date    Friday May 13, @10:56PM
Author    hubie
Topic   
from the somebody's-watching-you dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/05/13/0343256

NPC-131072 writes:

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?

Also at:
    The Guardian
    Patrick Breyer


Original Submission

Links

  1. "NPC-131072" - https://soylentnews.org/~NPC-131072/
  2. "Malware Bytes Blog" - https://blog.malwarebytes.com/privacy-2/2022/05/client-side-scanning-may-cost-more-than-it-delivers/
  3. "The Guardian" - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/may/12/planned-eu-rules-to-protect-children-online-are-attack-on-privacy-warn-critics
  4. "Patrick Breyer" - https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/eu-chat-control-bill-fundamental-rights-terrorism-against-trust-self-determination-and-security-on-the-internet/
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=55211

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