July 17, 2024
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European Commissioner criticizes Apple Intelligence delay – Computerworld

The fight for privacy

When Apple announced the launch delay, it was pretty detailed about its concerns: “Specifically, we are concerned that the DMA’s interoperability requirements may require us to compromise the integrity of our products in ways that put user privacy and data security at risk,” it said. “We are committed to working with the European Commission in an attempt to find a solution that will allow us to offer these features to our EU customers without compromising their security.”

But Vestager's arguments, and previous murmurings on the topic of user security and privacy, seem to suggest that the “pro-competition” trade bloc that GDPR gave us (ironically ruining the economy of small website publishers when it did so) did), isn't going to be terribly receptive to Apple's arguments that highly personal data collected on someone's device should be protected, minimized and It is not simply made available to third-party AI competitors. without clear consent, protection and supervision of the user.

'This is surveillance'

As CEO of Apple, Tim Cook warned six years ago, the potential of AI-powered surveillance has never been greater; That's really what's at stake in Apple's fights with the European Commission.

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