Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
Science | By Nancy Frank

Facebook wants nude photos from Australian users

Facebook wants nude photos from Australian users

They will then tell you to send the nudes to yourself on Facebook, and will let Facebook know you've done this.

The program would then prevent another user from uploading the same photo.

Australian e-Safety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, was at pains to point out that the images would not end up on the social network's servers.

In response to the revelations, Facebook introduced a feature that tagged pictures reported to it as revenge porn using photo-matching technology.

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I guess you've got to be pretty anxious that some toe-rag is interested in sharing nude photographs of you, if you're prepared to ask for Facebook's help in this way.

Once the nudes are inside Facebook's systems, the servers will "hash" the images, which means it'll create unique fingerprints for them.

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

The new pilots - which are taking place in three countries besides Australia - are just part of a series of measures Facebook has been rolling out to combat the growing social problem of intimate images shared without the subject's permission.

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PixabayHow does this anti Revenge Porn tool work? They would store the link and use artificial intelligence and other image recognition tools to detect and remove nonconsensual images.

Facebook has begun conducting a pilot where it solicits intimate photographs of women - and it will soon offer the service in the United Kingdom.

It's reassuring to see Facebook attempting to tackle the "revenge porn" issue, but we can't help but feel like it's missing the mark - and that's because WhatsApp is missing from the list of supported platforms. If another user tries to upload the same image on Facebook or Instagram, Facebook will test it against its stored hashes, and stop those labeled as revenge porn from being distributed.

"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.

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The same hashing technology has been used for years to prevent the spread of child porn, and is also used by internet companies to share and block terrorist images.

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