Facebook wants Australians' nude images to fight revenge porn

Facebook wants Australians' nude images to fight revenge porn

Facebook did something similar in the USA with the help of new photo-matching technology to ensure that people are not able to re-share the image previously reported and tagged as revenge porn, notes TechCrunch. If you're afraid a photo of yours might be shared on Facebook by, let's say, a excommunicated ex or a spurned spouse, you share that photo with Facebook, and they block that photo from ever showing up.

The trial is being run alongside Australia's e-Safety Commission, and asks any users anxious about ex-partners posting intimate photos to provide the images to the social network so they can be marked and prevented from appearing online in future. 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. Once they have sent the image, Facebook's technology would "hash" or create a digital fingerprint of it. "They're not storing the image, they're storing the link", Grant replied to concerns about who at Facebook is seeing this material.

"We see many scenarios where maybe photos or videos were taken consensually at one point, but there was not any sort of consent to send the images or videos more broadly", Ms Inman Grant said.

So if a relationship goes sour, you could take proactive steps to prevent any intimate images in possession of your former love interest from being shared widely on Facebook or Instagram.

The strategy, now in Australia, is to have individuals upload their own naked photos into the messenger app so Facebook can tag it as non-consensual explicit media.

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Through the pre-emptive program, Australian Facebook users that are anxious about their intimate photos being potentially leaked are asked to send the images to themselves on Messenger.

Australia is one of four countries participating in this test trial, however a spokeswoman for the social media company said it plans to explore additional partners and countries.

Facebook won't store the image, just the digital fingerprint. Nonetheless, Alex Stamos, Facebook chief security officer, said the company was improving its software in order to prevent such circumvention.

One in 25 Americans is a victim of "nonconsensual image sharing, according to a 2016 report from Data & Society Research Institute 2016". Protecting people from revenge porn.

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