Facebook Urges Consumers To Send Nude Photos To Prevent Their Upload

10 November, 2017, 01:04 | Author: Cecelia Webb

Julie Inman Grant, Australia's e-Safety commissioner, said the company will not store the images permanently as after they are processed into a hash, the code is all that will remain.

Earlier also Facebook took steps to fight against revenge porn and added an artificial intelligence tool capable of matching photos to prevent them from appearing on social media platforms like Messenger and Instagram.

You might have heard the rumors that Facebook wants to see you naked.

The scheme is aimed at people who are anxious partners or ex-partners may share the images without their consent - and is being trialled in Australia, the US, Canada and the UK.

According to the eSafety Office, if a Facebook user in Australia is concerned about an intimate image spreading online, they fill out a form, then send the image to themselves using Messenger.




There are fears the images could be found before being deleted, intercepted on their way to Facebook, or people could get around the technology by simply resizing images. The company will use the photo to make a digital footprint so its image-matching technology can stop someone from uploading a copy.

Prof Clare McGlynn, from Durham Law School, said that the United Kingdom should establish a similar organisation to Australia's e-safety commission.

But that still requires human workers and human eyes on the sensitive images.

The social networking site said they worked with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Center for Social Research, the Revenge Porn Helpline (UK) and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to ensure their methodology was sensitive and helpful to victims. Then, the users will be asked to send that image to themselves on Facebook Messenger.

If the anti-revenge porn trial is successful, the program will reportedly move to the U.S., Canada and Great Britain in the future. "It removes control and power from the perpetrator who is ostensibly trying to amplify the humiliation of the victim amongst friends, family and colleagues", she said.

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