Apple delays plan to scan US iPhones for child sex abuse images after criticism

Apple Inc said on Friday it would take more time to collect feedback and improve proposed child safety features after the criticism of the system on privacy and other grounds both inside and outside the company.Apple’s promise last month to check US customer phones and computers for child sex abuse images sparked a global backlash from a wide range of rights groups, with employees also criticising the plan internally.Critics argued the feature could be exploited by repressive governments…