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Give Facebook your nude pics to tackle revenge porn

Give Facebook your nude pics to tackle revenge porn

Once Facebook receives said notification, a special analyst will access the image and hash it to prevent any future instances of the same photo from being uploaded or shared.

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

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 giant is piloting the program in Australia, and plans to test it in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom next, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It's not known if the new pilot project in Australia will come to Canada or the U.S.

Facebook says Australia is one of four countries testing out new tools to combat "revenge porn" on the social network. Users can report images they see on the platform as revenge porn, which will lead to a similar hashing system being used to prevent those images being uploaded again.

As of September previous year, more than 200 people in the United Kingdom had been prosecuted following the introduction of a revenge porn law in 2015. You tell Australian government department that is working with Facebook.

"They're not storing the image, they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies", Julie Inman Grant, e-Safety Commissioner, told ABC.

The photos are then processed so Facebook's photo and face-matching algorithms can identify the photos if someone else tries to post them, and then block them. After that they will be asked to submit a nude image, which will be then passed on to Facebook.

But don't suppress those instincts just yet: this is only a test and Facebook may not even know all of the features' vulnerabilities just yet.

Facebook has finally found a way to protect users from having their nudes leaked and disseminated over the social network without their consent, but it's a little unorthodox.

Facebook, after all, is one of the primary places where these images are shared without consent. "Facebook is in a unique position to prevent harm, one of our five areas of focus as we help build a global community".

Facebook is cracking down on revenge porn on all its apps and websites.

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