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Mind If This Polar Bear Crashes With You For A Little While?

As the Arctic becomes increasingly accessible to those who want to exploit its natural resources, will we remember there are creatures that call it home?

Mind If This Polar Bear Crashes With You For A Little While?
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Apple has taken a huge step towards protecting children by announcing its new plan to scan iPhone photos for images of child abuse. The company will use a "neural match" system to scan photographs and if anything looks suspicious, a human at Apple will be notified to review the images and contact the authorities if necessary.

According to Apple, the new system will "continuously scan photos that are stored on a US user's iPhone and have also been uploaded to its iCloud back-up system."

The system is designed to protect users' privacy by scanning photos without making private communications readable by the company.

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