Facebook is asking users to send the company their nude photos in an effort to tackle revenge pornin an attempt to give some control back to victims of this type of abuse. This means that the company converts the image into a unique digital fingerprint that can be used to identify and block any attempts to re-upload that same image. So this is impactful.
By Radhika Sanghani. The act - defined as uploading or sharing intimate still or moving photography without consent - has grown rapidly along with social media and the immediacy of phone apps. Victims in the UK have ranged from a pensioner in her 60s and girls as young as 11, according to the latest police figures.
Facebook wants you to stop worrying about your nudes being shared without your consent like that. It wants you to get to that worry-free state by sending it your nude photos. Stop, breathe. A hash is created by feeding a photo into a hashing function.
Back in October Facebook announced its plans to tackle the problem of revenge porn being spread on its platform. Plans that involved asking users to upload naked pictures of themselves, so the platform could assign a digital fingerprint and curb any attempts to spread the pictures around. That story is back in the news again, because this system is going to be trialled in the UK, US, Australia, and Canada.
Facebook wants users to upload nude pictures of themselves to Messenger. The company believes the best way to combat revenge porn could be to post intimate pictures of yourself online before anyone else manages to. The social network has developed an anti-revenge porn system that uses artificial intelligence to recognise and block specific images, and is testing it in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
Please refresh the page and retry. And in the first year of the offence, more than people were prosecuted. However, many victims do not come forward through fear or embarrassment. It means the real number of revenge porn crimes could be much, much higher.
Facebook is expanding a program that encourages users to send in nude pictures of themselves to protect their privacy. Then, a few people who work for Facebook will add digital tags to those photos so automatic programs will be able to identify them. Facebook then deletes the actual photos from their database and scans Facebook and Instagram for photos that match those identity tags.
But what do you do when the dreaded thing happens, and the photo ends up in the wrong hands? Revenge porn is a form of online harassment whereby people distribute explicit photos or videos without your consent. Revenge porn is an offense and it can leave people feeling violated, devastated, humiliated and unsure of who to trust.