BIDS Faculty Affiliate Hany Farid – a professor at UC Berkeley and a Senior Advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) – recently authored this opinion piece in Newsweek. ———
"Last week, Apple announced that it would deploy hashing technologies to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. In response, child-rights advocates cheered and privacy-rights advocates jeered. Both, however, are putting too much stock in Apple's announcement, which is neither cause for celebration nor denunciation.