There are not only news relating to the prices of the App Store at Apple in this beginning of December 2022, as the Cupertino company has revealed details regarding various other issues. We go from the CSAM function to the AirDrop limit.
Starting from CSAM (Child Sexual Abuse Material) technology, the most attentive among you will surely remember Tim Cook and his associates’ willingness to launch a function capable of automatically scanning photos on iCloud for the safety of children. Well, the controversial issue has now come to an end, as indicated by MacRumors And Wiredas Apple has dropped plans to use CSAM technology.
“Children can be protected without companies collecting personal data“, reads the statement released by Apple, in which the company reiterates its commitment to the safety of the little ones, arguing that it will continue to work with governments in this sense. In short, the efforts of the Cupertino company will continue, but the controversial feature will not be implemented.
Net of this, as reported by 9to5Macthe Release Candidate version of iOS 16.2 was released for developers on December 7, 2022, which also brought with it the 10 minute limit for AirDrop’s “Everyone” option. This means, as it had already been previously indicated by rumors about the future of iOS, that the novelty is coming out of China. By the way, the iOS 16.2 Release Candidate also introduced the Apple Music Sing karaoke feature.
Another announcement from Apple, always arrived within a few hours, concerns theexpanding end-to-end encryption on iCloud, which now also affects, for example, backups, photos, notes and more. Simply put, the number of iCloud data categories now involved rises to 23 (previously it was 14), starting with the beta versions of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS 13.1.
For users at the global level but we will have to wait until 2023which on the other hand is now close, for the rollout of what is called Advanced Data Protection, as we learn directly from Apple’s official portal. Also in the latter, we read that in 2023 other innovations relating to the protection of data linked to the cloud will arrive, i.e. iMessage Contact Key Verification (designed for users most at risk, for example journalists: it is a method for verifying that the person involved is actually sending messages only to those who intend to send them) and Security Keys (i.e. the ability for users to use third-party physical devices to further protect their account).