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WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook could be obliged to snoop on all your chats under new European proposals
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MEP Patrick Breyer of Germany’s Pirate Party said, “Chat control will allow e-mail, messaging and chat providers to indiscriminately search your private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police, using error-prone algorithms and AI.
"Blanket, real-time mass surveillance of all your emails and messages is inefficient, counter-productive, dangerous and causes severe collateral damage, including to children."
He added in a blog post that it was a “giant step towards a Chinese-style surveillance state”.
A similar plan by Apple to scan all images stored on customers’ iPhones for CSAM was scrapped after a backlash last summer.