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The Mitchells vs. The Machines IRL

The Mitchells vs. The Machines IRL, Antioch Report

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Apple just announced a new privacy rollout whereby encrypted data of iPhone users (like Photos stored in iCloud) can be decrypted if a certain threshold of suspicious photo activity is surpassed by the user. Apple will begin using this new feature in hopes of flagging illegal child exploitation.   

  • If you’ve seen the recent Netflix animated movie The Mitchells vs. The Machines, then you’re familiar with the “Black Mirror” esque take on make-believe Apple’s innovation in the privacy and artificial intelligence world.
  • If you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it. The satire will probably go over your kid’s heads. It’s an animated movie made for adults. 11/10.

Meanwhile, the IRL version of the Sony animated Netflix film might be making its near-future debut with the release of the iPhone 13 Plus Max Ultrawide Slim Boosterseat Forum @Aliciousness X-Wing +.

  • iPhone’s technology will be able to flag an encrypted photo while learning very little about the content of the photo. Only after a certain number of flagged photos will Apple further investigate an individual and potentially decrypt the flagged photos.
  • Some worry how the technology will evolve. If it can scan for images now, what will it be able to scan for in the future? How encrypted is data really if Apple can do this?
  • Tim Cook calls it a “chilling effect” that digital interception may see what you’re doing on your personal device. While it will likely result in self-censorship, it may also protect children from those who are using devices for illegal exploitation. For Apple, this is a Win-Win.

How do you feel about it?

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

Hebrews 4:13
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Daniel Berk

Daniel Berk

Daniel Berk is the Managing Editor at The Antioch Report. A student and teacher of the Bible, he is a lover of theology, church history, and... TV. Follow him on Twitter @danielcberk. Daniel and his wife Courtney reside with their Bernedoodle in Charleston, SC.

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