Tech News: To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes


November 8th, 2017 by
Tech News: To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes

To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes

Tech News: To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes
Tech News: To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes

Facebook is asking people to share their nude photos. But this isn’t what it sounds like.

The goal of the social network’s plan is make sure people’s nude photos aren’t used for revenge porn by a disgruntled ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

The way it’ll work is people will share their photos with Facebook via its Messenger app and the company will then “hash” the images, which is a process that converts the photos into a unique digital code. Once Facebook has that code, it can block the images from ever being uploaded to its site. The company will store the images for a short time and then delete them.

The company is piloting the technology in Australia with a small government agency headed by e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant.

“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,” Inman Grant told the ABC.

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