Facebook wants your nudes to prevent revenge porn

Facebook Asks For Australians' Nude Pics To Test 'Revenge Porn' Defense

Facebook Asks For Australians' Nude Pics To Test 'Revenge Porn' Defense

Facebook told ABC News in Australia the social networking giant would "hash" images, marking them digitally in such a way that any attempted to upload them in future would be blocked.

Facebook is partnering with a small Australian Government agency to prevent sexual or intimate images being shared without the subject's consent. It's worth noting that Facebook already has mechanisms for reporting revenge porn without preemptively sending them the images.

Facebook hopes the program will prevent people from releasing nude pictures as revenge.

It's unclear whether Facebook is planning on bringing the technology to WhatsApp once it's capable of running autonomously, but if it really wants to make revenge porn a thing of the past, it will most definitely need to.

Before submitting the pictures, users will have to fill out a form in the office of Australia's eSafety commissioner about their concerns, which is then sent to Facebook. Facebook knows that there will be many people concerned about how it handles such sensitive content, and I imagine they have put a good deal of thought into minimising the chances that anything goes wrong.

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PixabayHow does this anti Revenge Porn tool work?

In Australia, Facebook's customer support team has been reviewing blurred versions of the image in order to determine whether or not it is explicit.

Facebook has finally found a way to protect users from having their nudes leaked and disseminated over the social network without their consent, but it's a little unorthodox. The practice is now being tested in Australia before it is scheduled to make its way to the USA and Canada. If someone else tries to upload the same image, it will be scanned against the stored fingerprints or "hashes" and will then be prevented from being uploaded.

"They're not storing the image, they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies", Grant said.

While there are many high-profile revenge porn cases, such as the Blac Chyna-Kardashian case that is now making its way through the courts, there are also many cases that go unreported. Sexually explicit photos, and the threat of publishing them for the world to see, can then be used for blackmail.

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