Facebook wants nude photos from Australian users

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.

When you upload the photo to yourself via Messenger, you would flag it as "non-consensual intimate image" for Facebook, and the company will then use technology to create a "fingerprint" of the image.

The social media company is partnering with the Australian government's Office of the eSafety Commissioner for the pilot test, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported.

"We are delighted that Facebook is helping solve this problem-one faced not only by victims of actual revenge porn but also individuals with worries of imminently becoming victims", Carrie Goldberg, a New York-based sexual privacy lawyer, told the Guardian.

In a statement on the trial, Facebook said: "This is an initial pilot in Australia".

Back in April, Facebook took steps aimed at combating revenge porn in Canada and the U.S., allowing users to flag an image they suspect was posted without consent.


Others, however, have expressed serious concerns about the amount of trust the system requires users to put in Facebook. Should someone attempt to upload that same nude image, with the same digital footprint, Facebook's technology would prevent that from happening.

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

It may seem counterintuitive, but the idea is to upload intimate photos before an abuser or hacker has a chance to share them on Facebook or Instagram without your consent. They will then notify Facebook, who will use image matching technology to stop those images from being uploaded to Facebook, Messenger, Facebook Groups or Instagram.

Grant went on to reassure everyone that Facebook is not storing the images, but is merely storing a link or digital fingerprint to the images. "They make you sign on to the service, and then they make you report one of three things".

While it trains the algorithm, Facebook will assign a human Community Operations Analyst, who will be responsible for accessing, hashing and protecting images, to every case the commissioner hands over. Facebook, to its credit, is working with experts in online civil rights and domestic violence to build these tools.


Popular
  • 'Tonight Show' Cancels Production After Death of Fallon's Mother

    'Tonight Show' Cancels Production After Death of Fallon's Mother

    They moved upstate to Saugerties in the Catskills region when Jimmy was 2 years old and his father Jim took a job at IBM. Her son once shared on The Howard Stern Show that she was a nun at one point in her life, for a brief period.
    Kushner Gave Mueller Documents From Campaign, Transition

    Kushner Gave Mueller Documents From Campaign, Transition

    Trump's approval rating at 38 percent - the lowest for the survey since February, when he was a month into his presidency. Those decisions led to Mueller taking over the investigation after being appointed as special counsel.

    WTI and Brent crude oil edge away from yesterday highs

    The worldwide benchmark rose as high as $60.53 before 1930 GMT, gaining 2 percent after closing at $59.30 Thursday. A weaker dollar makes greenback-denominated commodities, including oil, cheaper for holders of other currencies.
  • Why Estee Lauder Stock Jumped Today

    Why Estee Lauder Stock Jumped Today

    Moreover, Parametric Associate Ltd Liability has 0.08% invested in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) for 684,154 shares. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.74%. (The)'s dividend payout ratio is now 40.60%.
    Robot Granted Citizenship In Saudi Arabia Immediately Trolls Elon Musk

    Robot Granted Citizenship In Saudi Arabia Immediately Trolls Elon Musk

    In March 2016, David Hanson , Sophia's creator, asked the robot: 'Do you want to destroy humans? .Please say no'. While Sophia is happy with her citizenship , other have expressed concerns on Twitter about it.

    Gretchen Carlson: 'Horrifying' that Fox would let O'Reilly back on air

    O'Reilly was sacked in April after settlements with multiple women over accusations of sexual harassment came to light. O'Reilly learned on January 2 that Ms.
  • Indictment in Mueller's Russian Federation  probe to be served Monday

    Indictment in Mueller's Russian Federation probe to be served Monday

    The investigation is also looking into allegations that Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey. Many possible charges and incidents are under investigation by Mueller's team.
    Cameron Maybin was thrilled to be the Taco Hero

    Cameron Maybin was thrilled to be the Taco Hero

    Taco Bell's "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion has become a popular deal for the fast-food chain. What is: Maybin followed that single by stealing second base, winning free tacos for America.

    " "Taylor Swift Teases Her New Futuristic Music Video for "…Ready for It?"

    One user questioned the fans' hand placements October 15, writing, "why are your hands on her stomach??? is she pregnant or what". "But does that mean Swift's ".Ready For It?" video is referencing Kanye West's "Famous" ? "In a new video for her song "...
  • Syria not invited to Paris climate talks despite joining

    Syria not invited to Paris climate talks despite joining

    The United Nations welcomed Syria's statement as a declaration of intent to adhere to the Paris pact. It's "very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States", he said.
    Arrest made in death of Ashanti Billie, family says

    Arrest made in death of Ashanti Billie, family says

    Multiple news outlets, citing court documents, reported that Billie's trousers were found in her vehicle with dirt on them. A Navy veteran was charged Wednesday with kidnapping a 19-year-old who was last seen on a Naval base in Virginia.
    O'Reilly: I'm 'mad at God' over allegations of sexual harassment

    O'Reilly: I'm 'mad at God' over allegations of sexual harassment

    It was the latest in a string of settlements made by O'Reilly, who was ousted from Fox News in April after they became public. However, after the initial revelation of O'Reilly's settlements, he was sacked from the network last spring.

CONNECT