iOS 17.2 to Expand Sensitive Content Warnings on iPhone

Starting with iOS 17.2, which is currently in beta and is expected to be released in December, Apple's opt-in Sensitive Content Warning feature will work with Contact Posters in both the Contacts and Phone apps, as well as stickers in the Messages app.

Sensitive Content Feature
When turned on, the Sensitive Content Warning feature uses on-device machine learning to analyze photos and videos, and blurs photos or videos with any detected nudity before users view them. Apple says it does not receive any indication that nudity was detected, and does not gain access to the photos or videos as a result.

Sensitive Content Warnings are also available for messages in the Messages app, AirDrop transfers, and FaceTime video messages. The feature launched earlier this year across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Apple has offered a similar Communication Safety feature for children across the same devices since 2021.

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Analog Kid Avatar
3 weeks ago
Chris, the Appleseed brother the family would prefer we don't talk about...
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kc9hzn Avatar
3 weeks ago

CREEPY!! CSAM is what they will implement next?
This is something completely different from the CSAM system, and it’s done entirely on phone and is opt-in. It certainly makes sense for parental controls, and I’m sure that women don’t generally appreciate receiving unsolicited male nudity. I’m surprised anyone would consider this controversial.
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Westside guy Avatar
3 weeks ago
I have an 18-month-old Golden Retriever who likes to sleep on her back, limbs splayed out - like she's the queen of the world and has no cares nor fears.

I am waiting for the time when Apple's sensitive content warnings start flagging the pictures we take of her.
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cyanite Avatar
3 weeks ago

I have an 18-month-old Golden Retriever who likes to sleep on her back, limbs splayed out - like she's the queen of the world and has no cares nor fears.

I am waiting for the time when Apple's sensitive content warnings start flagging the pictures we take of her.
It’s opt in, so…


CREEPY!! CSAM is what they will implement next?
Give me a break.
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throwaway572937 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Chris Appleseed, the f-boi

What a surprise to see the comment section going bananas without even reading the article
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3 weeks ago
Chris Appleseed you dirty dog!
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