Facebook Urges Consumers To Send Nude Photos To Prevent Their Upload

10 November, 2017, 01:04 | Author: Cecelia Webb
  • Facebook is trying to combat “revenge porn” by encouraging users to submit their nude

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.

Recommended:

  • 'Bandhan' between Khulna, Kolkata

    'Bandhan' between Khulna, Kolkata

    Dhaka - Bangladesh and India have restored a railway connection more than five decades after it was suspended because of a war. Earlier, Modi began his speech breaking into Bangla. "Aaj ei shubho uplokkhe dui desh bashider amar abhinandan janai.
    Meek Mill Turns Himself in for Prison Bid

    Meek Mill Turns Himself in for Prison Bid

    He said Mill and Minaj laughed at her, thinking she was kidding, and Brinkley said, "No, I'm serious". Jay also spoke out against Meek's sentencing in a lengthy Facebook post late Monday night (Nov. 7).
    Roy Halladay, former Major League Baseball  star pitcher, killed in Florida plane crash

    Roy Halladay, former Major League Baseball star pitcher, killed in Florida plane crash

    Halladay won the NL Cy Young in his first season with the Phillies , going 21-10 in 2010 with a 2.44 ERA and nine complete games. A Pasco County Sheriff's Office news release says that the aircraft went down about noon Tuesday near Holiday, Florida.
  • Former President Obama Reports For Jury Duty

    Former President Obama Reports For Jury Duty

    Obama is in line to be paid the same $17.20 a day that others receive for reporting for jury duty. Obama is the highest-ranking former public official to be called to jury duty in Chicago .
    Trump Praised the North Koreans as

    Trump Praised the North Koreans as "Great People"

    North Korea has said in public statements that it wants an official end to the Korean War. Protestors were seen marching near the U.S.
    Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now The World's Fastest Car

    Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now The World's Fastest Car

    Towards the end of the second run, the Agera RS even surpasses 450 km/h - close to the speed of a small aircraft. It recently announced that the successor to the Venom GT, the 1600-bhp Venom F5 , could break the 300-mph limit.
  • Centre can't harm us by conducting IT raids — TTV Dinakaran

    Centre can't harm us by conducting IT raids — TTV Dinakaran

    The central government is behind these raids. "I heard that raids are taking place at my farm house, it is a lonely place". The Income Tax Department has raided the office of the Jaya TV and Dr Namadhu MGR newspaper on Thursday.
    IPad 2018 could borrow the best features from the iPhone X

    IPad 2018 could borrow the best features from the iPhone X

    After years in steady decline, the iPad has bounced back to post year-on-year growth in the last couple of quarters. Apple allegedly still sees the iPad as the future of mainstream computing and continues investment in the series.
    Jason Heyward wins Gold Glove for the fifth year in a row

    Jason Heyward wins Gold Glove for the fifth year in a row

    Goldschmidt, 30, captured his third Gold Glove distinction to cap a stellar season that puts him firmly in the MVP conversation. But as Tuesday's revealing of the Gold Glove winners proved, the Lincoln Southeast graduate can still work the glove.
  • Don't Touch My Body: Mariah Carey's Bodyguard Speaks Out About Harassment

    Don't Touch My Body: Mariah Carey's Bodyguard Speaks Out About Harassment

    The draft complaint also states that he was promised another two year deal which would have earned him $511,000 (£389,000). He is reportedly suing her for sexual harassment and hurling racial insults at him, among several other allegations.
    Niantic's next project is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

    Niantic's next project is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

    If you owned a smartphone in the summer of 2016, chances are you were sucked into Pokémon Go for some amount of time . An augmented reality game allowing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to merge with our humble reality.
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has $30 season pass

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has $30 season pass

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on December 1 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. It will launch alongside a brand new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and a Collector's Edition.


Popular

European Commission upgrades GDP growth forecast for Poland
EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici said: "After five years of moderate recovery, European growth has now accelerated". The gap is seen declining to 0.9% next year, down from the previous estimate of 1.3%, and to 0.8% in 2019.

Packers Cut TE Martellus Bennett
On Wednesday, the Packers cut Bennett, a former Texas A&M star, with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation. The Packers signed Bennett to a three-year, $21 million contract as a free agent in March.

Tax probe: Queen Elizabeth II in trouble
The documents also revealed details about Queen Elizabeth II's investments in tax havens across the world. Appleby is a 119 years old company that is famous for administering offshore tax haven companies.

Former TV anchor says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her son
Mr Spacey and surrogates have not specifically addressed any other allegations since Mr Spacey responded to Mr Rapp's accusation. She said the violation continued with Spacey insisting that her son join him at a private party. "Right now, my son is anxious ".

Meek Mill Sentenced to 2-4 Years in Prison for Violating Probation
Most recently, in February 2016, Meek Mill was put on house arrest for 90 days after another probation violation. Meek Mill's lawyer say they'll appeal against the sentencing.

Special Clause In David Moyes' West Ham Contract
Moyes' first match in charge will come after the worldwide break, a trip to Watford in the Premier League on November 19. The Scot has been out of work since failing to keep Sunderland in the top flight last season.

Supreme Court denies Samsung's appeal in Apple lawsuit
However, with the Supreme Court too, ruling against Samsung, the Korean smartphones giant has literally run out of options. But here's the amusing part: all the original phones involved in the battle have already been phased out of protection.

Everyone Is Getting 280-Character Tweets Soon
Only five percent of users went above 140 characters during the test, and only 2 percent ever went north of 190 characters. Now the San Francisco tech firm is officially doubling the character limit of its tweets to 280 characters.

Pulwama encounter: JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew killed; soldier martyred
The militants were identified as Divisional Commander Muhammad Bhai and Waseem, a resident of Pulwama's Drubgam. The search operation led to a gunbattle after the terrorists fired at the security forces, they said.

Judge Won't Free Manafort From House Arrest, Yet
Manafort may owe $10 million if he violates his release terms, while Gates could owe $5 million if he violates his terms. He added that despite his characterizations in the media, Manafort isn't "a 68-year-old "Jason Bourne" character".