Facebook wants you to send in your nudes, to stop revenge porn

Posted November 09, 2017

Users who fear their nude photos could end up on Facebook or Instagram can contact the office, which may then direct the user to send a copy of the photo to themself on Facebook Messenger, BBC News reports. But it begs the question, how many people are going to send nude photos to the government, and what will a government and a multinational company do with this database of photos?

My guess is that Facebook will tightly control who in the company can review and access submitted images, and that they will be blurred to protect people's privacy, before they are converted into "fingerprints" and then permanently wiped.

Facebook will then store these images for a short period of time before deleting them to ensure it is enforcing the policy correctly. Wink tipped, so to speak, Facebook will create the hash for each image without storing the pic itself, and definitely not using it to start some sort of dinkle gallery channel on Sky.

First, you upload an explicit image of yourself to Facebook Messenger (you can do so by starting a conversation with yourself).

"The service providers turn around and say "yes we removed the images", but what they don't do is remove the accounts", Szalkiewicz proclaimed.

"If somebody tried to upload that same image, which would have the same digital footprint or hash value, it will be prevented from being uploaded", e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant told ABC.

Australia's commissioner of safety, Inman Grant, said users have little to worry about.

In April, Facebook detailed plans to fight revenge porn, including an artificial intelligence tool capable of matching photos to prevent them from appearing on platforms like Messenger or Instagram.

"I literally recover deleted images from computer systems all day - off disk and out of system memory". Facebook may have a solution for you, though maybe not in the way you expect.

There are laws against revenge porn, but the scourge is hard to fight against in practical terms.

According to a 2016 study by the Data & Society Research Institute, One in 25 Americans has been a victim of threats or posts of almost nude or nude images without their permission.

Revenge porn is one of the latest online problems, and it's one to which it would seem hard to come up with a solution.

It's not the case that every Facebook user would have to upload their nudes.

"Publication on Facebook is often the most devastating platform for the victims-they have their friends, family, work colleagues all gathered in one place for maximum humiliation by publication", Alexandra Whiston-Dew, a private client lawyer at British law firm Mishcon de Reya, said in a statement shared with Newsweek.