Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn
Facebook is trying to stop revenge porn by asking users to send their nude pictures and videos to enable them to block the images if they are later uploaded by someone else as revenge porn.
Recently, a trial of the feature in Australia reveals that people worried that their intimate pictures might be posted by an ex-partner. And for this reason, Face book took bold steps to assist people not to fall a victim of revenge porn anymore.
The trial came up as a result of revenge porn cases increasing day by day in the UK, US and Canada to be precise.And a lot of people are already been victimized by revenge porn and this idea will be a welcome development for many face book user.
According to the Telegraph, Face book’s software would create a “hash” – a digital fingerprint of the photo – so that it can be recognized the next time it is uploaded and automatically blocked.
The Australia’s e-Safety commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, went further to explain and I quote “They’re not storing the image, they’re storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies,”
“So if somebody tried to upload that same image, which would have the same digital footprint or hash value, it will be prevented from being uploaded,” she said.
Brief Note: Revenge porn is the act of uploading or sharing of intimate pictures or videos online without the subject’s consent.Revenge porn today attracts 2years jail term in the UK and shouldn’t be taken for granted