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Apple Women are freaking out over company's apparent particular interest in 'Brassiere' photos

These female iPhone users think the Apple image recognition algorithm is kind of creepy and more 'women-sensitive'.

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Apple's image recognition algorithm has been accused of being a creeper. play

Apple's image recognition algorithm has been accused of being a creeper.


Female folks are finding rather strange Apple’s favored cataloguing and sorting of all 'brassiere' related photos.

It also goes as far as showing more revealing photos of their boobs and cleavages.

Apple had introduced the feature in 2016 updating its photos app to recognise more than 4,000 objects, scenes and facial expressions using image recognition.


The problem some females have including  Chrissy Teigen, a model and wife of popular singer John Legend called out Apple on Twitter, making a case of what seemed to be like her being suspicious of Apple sorting out only women sexy related photos.

According to her when she did a search on her photos entering the keyword ‘’brassieres’’, she found out that related pictures came out, and that happened when she typed in ‘ Food’ but wondered why typing ‘Penis’ or ‘boobs’ didn’t get her results.


But a follower was quick to reply her that the technology wasn’t recognizing that because they were actually body parts - meaning Apple may be doing well to respect privacy as far as that goes.

But Chrissy pointed out that the technology seemed to recognize just bras and no other wears like pants, shirts, and socks.


There also seems to be concern as to  whether such private photos may be saved by Apple on their cloud servers, or synced to other devices, but this is likely not the case.

Apple’s sorting only happens on your phone and also there really is no folder, open or secret, that houses the sensitive photos.

The Photos app, "uses advanced face recognition technology to group photos … [it] even recognizes scenes or objects in your photos, so you can search for things like dogs, beaches, mountains or flowers", Apple says on its website.

The technology was rolled out in June 2016 as an update to the photos app but the official list of terms is not documented by Apple.

It also recognizes and distinguishes seven different facial expressions: Greedy, disgust, neutral, scream, smiling, surprise and suspicious.

Google Photos has been using a similar feature since 2015, which is probably more of a concern seeing as pictures are both stored and categorized on Google's own servers.

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