Mmmmmhm. Whenever you read “Apple responds” your bullshit detectors should be blazing – it’s tech journalist speak for “Apple gets its best marketing people to gloss over the inconvenient bits and spin the rest”.
Whichever way they try to spin it: THIS SHIT IS WRONG ON EVERY CONCEIVABLE FUCKING LEVEL.
Prime example is the daughter of one of my colleagues. She’s 18, but she looks around 13 in half her photos, and she is routinely asked for ID. Extrapolate what I’m implying here on a global scale, and you have probably millions of hours of wasted police and investigation time that could have been used for crimes.
We all knew Apple were crap at what they do. But we never saw quite this level of stupidity coming down the tracks…..