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To Combat Revenge Porn, Facebook Asks Users To Register Nude Photos

To Combat Revenge Porn, Facebook Asks Users To Register Nude Photos

Once this is done, Facebook can then create a digital fingerprint of the picture, marking it as a non-consensual explicit image.

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

If you're anxious your intimate photos will end up on Instagram or Facebook, you can get in contact with Australi's e-Safety Commissioner. Facebook may have a solution for you, though maybe not in the way you expect.

There may also be concerns over sending such highly sensitive images to a firm which has struggled in the past to allay user concerns over security and privacy - even if users are effectively messaging themselves.

Grant went on to say that anyone who is concerned their intimate images could end up being posted on Facebook would first need to file a report with her office, who would then share the report with Facebook.

In April, Facebook announced an algorithm that uses one sample photo to identify similar photos and remove them from the social media platform.

The new program is being tested in Australia where Facebook is partnering with a small government agency called e-Safety to curb sexual images from being shared without permission.

Facebook and other technology companies use this photo-matching technology to tackle other forms of banned content, including child sex abuse and extremist imagery.

If you're in Australia, Facebook wants your nude photographs, but it's not what you may be thinking.

Roughly 4% of US internet users have been victims of revenge porn, according to a 2016 report from the Data & Society Research Institute.

"They're not storing the image, they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies", Julie Inman Grant, the Australian eSafety Commissioner, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Should someone attempt to upload that same nude image, with the same digital footprint, Facebook's technology would prevent that from happening.

It is important to note that 4% of United States internet users have become victims of revenge porn, according to a 2016 study. Protecting people from revenge porn.

The trial is the latest in several measures Facebook has taken to clamp down on the sharing of revenge porn.

Facebook won't store the image, just the digital fingerprint.