Facebook asking for nude photos to protect users

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Facebook is inviting users to submit their private pictures as part of a new pilot programme to tackle "revenge porn", The Guardian reports.

The "preemptive revenge porn defense" will be tested in Australia and 3 other countries for now, and to execute the idea, Facebook will be partnering with e-Safety, an Australian government agency focused on preventing digital abuse.

Which makes us wonder, would you send your nudes to Facebook for your own protection?

"We must redouble efforts to challenge the root causes - challenging those who share images without consent", she said.

There are fears the images could be found before being deleted, intercepted on their way to Facebook, or people could get around the technology by simply resizing images.

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He said blankets and some eatables were also recovered from the hideouts, indicating that the militants were using these places. In his view, displaying the pictures of new weapons on social media was a part of the psychological war by militants.

If you think your nude photos could end up on Facebook or Instagram, you can send a copy of the photo through Facebook Messenger to company officials, Facebook then will create a digital fingerprint platform which further used to block any further distribution on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

Prof Clare McGlynn, from Durham Law School, said that the United Kingdom should establish a similar organisation to Australia's e-safety commission. While Facebook originally announced these plans in April, the pilot program is now underway.

World's most popular social media network 'Facebook's is now taking a step ahead in against of Revenge Porn.

Users must first complete an online form on the commissioner's website to outline their concerns, and will then be asked to send the pictures of concern to themselves on Facebook Messenger while commissioner's office notifies Facebook. The program will be tested in Australia first, followed by the U.S., U.K., and Canada, the Times of London reported.

"This pilot has the potential to disable the control and power perpetrators hold over victims, particularly in cases of ex-partner retribution and sextortion, and the subsequent harm that could come to them", Inman Grant said in a statement.

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