Facebook Wants Your Nudes For Their New Anti-Revenge Porn Tool

Facebook Wants Your Nudes For Their New Anti-Revenge Porn Tool

During the trial, those anxious about their images being posted as revenge porn have to contact Australia's e-Safety commissioner through an online form, which may then suggest providing them to Facebook. Then the social networking firm, in collaboration with e-Safety, wants the users to upload their intimate photos directly to their messenger.

"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.

Carrie Goldberg, a New York-based lawyer specializing in sexual privacy, told the Guardian: "We are delighted that Facebook is helping solve this problem - one faced not only by victims of actual revenge porn but also individuals with worries of imminently becoming victims".

So, just in case a person's former lover decides to leak any of those pictures, one can take steps to prevent the images from being shared widely on Facebook or Instagram.

"Facebook is very hard as well because they don't provide you with a direct line of communication like Google Legal does", he continued.

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It will store a "fingerprint" of images to prevent any copies of them being shared by disgruntled ex-lovers.

On Facebook's part getting a nude photo from a users, analysing it - hashing it is the technical word - will help the website pre-empt the abuse of users.

The move follows on from Facebook's update earlier in the year which allowed users to report images that they thought were revenge porn. The company's software creates a "hash" (a digital fingerprint) of your nude photo, which tags that photo if someone else tries to upload it and prevents it from being put on Facebook.

In April, Facebook first came up with similar, though less powerful, tools to limit revenge porn. If you're fortunate enough to not know, revenge porn involves spreading someone's embarrassing nude photos without their consent, whether it's an ex-lover or a celebrity with poor iCloud security. Here's the catch: Facebook needs to have a nude photo to recognize and delete a nude photo.

Facebook is no stranger to revenge porn and explicit content, which is banned on the platform.

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