Facebook pilots new revenge porn measures in Australia

10 November, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Marie Harrington
  • Facebook is trying to combat “revenge porn” by encouraging users to submit their nude

We can all agree that the recent spike in revenge porn is something that needs to be tackled in the tech-world, which is exactly why Facebook have come through with a solution to the problem.

Once Facebook receives notice of the image, their community operations team will use image-matching technology to prevent the image from being uploaded or shared online.

"This partnership gives Australians a unique opportunity to proactively inoculate themselves from future image-based abuse by coming to our portal and reporting tool", said Julie Inman Grant, Australia's eSafety Commissioner.

You might have heard the rumors that Facebook wants to see you naked.

In the pilot scheme, users complete an online form outlining their concerns on the e-safety commissioner's website - and it notifies Facebook of the situation.

NZ not alone on ISDS clauses: Ardern
The Prime Minister says TPP11 talks are walking a tightrope between signing the deal, and not undermining New Zealand's interests. Australia withdrew from the Manus Island centre on Tuesday, following a PNG court ruling that the centre was unconstitutional.

In the United Kingdom revenge porn is punishable by up to two years in prison. He questions how Facebook will protect that uploaded image from hackers.

The nude program is now being tested in Australia, with e-safety commissioner Julia Inman Grant revealing in an interview with ABC that she's fully on board with the scheme.

The social networking site said they worked with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Center for Social Research, the Revenge Porn Helpline (UK) and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to ensure their methodology was sensitive and helpful to victims. The organization might then tell them to send a nude photo of themselves to themselves via Messenger. There was also no immediate word on when the program will be launched in the U.S.

The company is partnering with a small Australian Government agency for a pilot project created to prevent sexual or intimate images being shared without the subject's consent. One suggestion is to hash the image locally and then upload the hash to determine a match.

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