Messages anti-child exploitation feature adapted for iOS 15.2 beta

MADRID, 11 Nov. (Portaltic / EP) –

The function of hide nude images and sexually explicit material from minors in the Messages app iOS, part of the novelties to prevent exploitation in which Apple is working, has been adapted and has appeared in the latest beta of the operating system in version 15.2.

This has been warned by the Macrumors portal, which reports that the function is enabled in the second beta of iOS 15.2 after appearing mentions in the code already in the first version of the system.

This communications security feature can be activated by the parents of underage users on iOS, with which the application automatically detects whether images with sexual content or nudity are sent or received.

This function is one of those that Apple had already announced within its measures for combat the sexual exploitation of minors on iOS, which the company finally decided to postpone for a few months due to criticism for improvements. The other referred to iCloud storage, where images of exploitation of minors stored in the accounts could be detected and the authorities notified.

However, the feature included in the iOS 15.2 beta differs from what was originally announced by Apple, since In case the minor decides to click and see the image, it is pixelated and help from an adult is offered. in your usual trusted contacts, but parents are not notified as initially explained.

Parental notification would have been removed from the final feature to protect minors who experience violence or abuse by their parents and that they could be exposed to additional risks.

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