Facebook wants your nude photos to fight revenge porn

Facebook wants your nude photos to fight revenge porn

Facebook is testing a controversial new strategy they claim will help protect its users from becoming victims of revenge porn. "The organization might then tell them to send a nude photo of themselves to themselves via Messenger".

The social media company is partnering with the Australian government's Office of the eSafety Commissioner for the pilot test, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported. If your nude photo ends up on Facebook where anyone can see and grab it, even if law enforcement catches the person responsible, the damage will continue.

The user then reports the image and Facebook uses a cryptographic signature to identify that image, meaning that no else can upload it.

The method of nude photo transmission, and the duration such photos are held, could raise fears submitted images could be intercepted in transit or while stored - moreover, hashing technology can be fooled by users simply resizing or cropping images.

Would you send Facebook an explicit image to prevent it from being shared?

So if hackers were able to access this information from Facebook, Thompson said all they would see is a bunch of numbers that would be meaningless.

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"This partnership gives Australians a unique opportunity to proactively inoculate themselves from future image-based abuse by coming to our portal and reporting tool", said Julie Inman Grant, Australia's eSafety Commissioner, in a statement. The sender is then also recommended to delete the image. The answer is-revenge porn.

It's not the case that every Facebook user would have to upload their nudes. People often capture images or video of their intimate acts either consensually or discreetly.

Roughly 4% of United States internet users have been victims of revenge porn, according to a 2016 report from the Data & Society Research Institute.

What does Facebook do with the photos?

"The deployment of this technology would not prevent someone from sharing images outside of the Facebook ecosystem, so we should be encourage all online platforms to participate in this program, as we do with PhotoDNA", he said.

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.

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