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Apple has been categorizing all your ‘brassiere’ photos for over a year now

It turns out Apple has been categorizing your pictures for around a year now — and yep, this means all the photos you’ve either taken or received on your iPhone.

Yesterday was revealed that searching “brassiere” in the Photos app on iPhones categorizes photos featuring bras automatically into a group.

Women have been responding to the tweet posting screenshots with similar results. Most searches show photos of lingerie, bikinis, bare skin, or in some cases, memes.
Should the fact that “brassiere” is a category at all be concerning? Or is it more alarming that most people didn’t know that image categorization was a feature at all?

Image recognition was introduced with iOS 10 in June 2016, when the Photos app was updated with deep learning for object and scene detection. Apple stressed during the keynote, as well as on its website, that all object detection is done completely locally on the device.

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