Facebook wants you to send them your nude picture. But why?

Mr Gillespie‏ added'Facebook themselves have perverts hiding in their closets. They would just love a nude collection of its users with an excellent cover story about protecting people from revenge porn! #PervBook

Four percent of internet users in the USA have been victims of revenge porn and 10 percent of women under the age of 30 have had someone threaten to expose explicit photos of them online, according to a 2016 study by the research institute Data & Society.

If a user thinks she might be a potential revenge porn target, she contacts e-Safety, which then instructs the user to upload any suggestive photos and/or videos she thinks might be used against her into Facebook Messenger.

Facebook is trying to fight revenge porn by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to prevent them from being shared without their consent.

She explained: "Revenge porn is becoming such a huge epidemic among young people, it's absolutely awful and if there's any way to tackle it then we should take that seriously".

They will keep the blurred image for some time to ensure the technology is working correctly before deleting it.

Ethan Cutkosky, Carl Gallagher of 'Shameless,' arrested for DUI

Former Nigeria Star, Emenalo Quits Chelsea As Technical Director
This comes amid growing doubts over Conte's own future, with the Italian reportedly frustrated over the inaccessibility of Abramovich as the champions struggle.

Broadcom makes offer to acquire Qualcomm in record $105bn deal
Industry analysts believe that if Apple does not challenge the deal, it's one hurdle that Broadcom will have cleared. The company has also got commitment letter for $5 billion debt financing from private equity Silver Lake Partners.

Facebook would then use technology to "hash" the photo - basically creating a digital fingerprint of the image.

A Facebook spokesman told the Telegraph: This is an initial pilot in Australia.

Now, Facebook is clarifying how the system works via a blog post from Antigone Davis, the company's global head of safety.

The Guardian quoted Carrie Goldberg, a New York-based lawyer who specializes in sexual privacy, saying: "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". Facebook says it won't store the photos. However, a "specially trained representative from [Facebook's] Community Operations team" does need to first review the image before hashing it. At that point, Facebook will delete the image from its servers.

But that still requires human workers and human eyes on the sensitive images. Further instances of the images will then be blocked.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eurozone Expected To Grow At Fastest In Decade As UK Slows
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:09
The euro area economy is on track to grow at its fastest pace in a decade this year, with real GDP growth forecast at 2.2%. As a result United Kingdom economic growth is seen slowing to 1.3% in 2018 before slumping to 1.1% in the year of Brexit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Following The Mummy's Failure, Dark Universe Series Looks Dead As Bosses Quit
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:41
Kurtzman and Morgan were set to orchestrate the universe, with Kurtzman making his feature film directorial debut on The Mummy . Universal isn't throwing in the towel just yet, The Hollywood Reporter says, but it's on life support.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Niantic Is Developing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, An Augmented Reality Game
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:39
We still don't have an official release date for the location-based, AR, environment crawler, but we do have a window. Niantic, Inc ., builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Studies find that drinking can increase chances of getting cancer
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:23
Noelle LoConte, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the lead author of the ASCO statement, said to The New York Times .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prime Minister to force MPs and senators to declare citizenship status
Nov 08, 2017 - 02:25

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Waymo rolls out self-driving cars without test drivers
Nov 08, 2017 - 01:49
The rides will initially have to stick within a defined 100-square-mile area near Phoenix. Developers are still grappling with vehicle performance in snow or heavy rain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suns On Verge Of Trading PG Eric Bledsoe To The Bucks
Nov 08, 2017 - 01:48
While he's got more tools at his disposal, the pressure on Kidd to win now surely ratchets up following this trade. Because contracts aren't always zero-sum, getting Monroe doesn't help the Suns as much as it hurts the Bucks .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Moyes appointed West Ham manager
Nov 08, 2017 - 01:46
Moyes was announced as West Ham's new manager earlier today, in an appointment which has not gone down well at the London Stadium. Moyes added: "We've got a good squad". "I'm looking forward to seeing them getting right behind the team and my team also".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Japan's 'black widow' serial killer gets death sentence
Nov 08, 2017 - 01:12
The 135-day trial was Japan's second-longest court case of its kind since 2009, when the nation instituted a judge-jury system. They have appealed against the death sentence, arguing that her dementia means she can not be held liable for her crimes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Texas Christian University shooting: Bus driver opens fire at another driver
Nov 08, 2017 - 01:08
The shooter then got back into his shuttle and drove away from the scene, causing the TCU campus to go into lockdown. Students are being told to shelter in place and be on the lookout for a black male with a white shirt.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Evans suspended for hit on Saints' Lattimore
Nov 07, 2017 - 01:36
As Lattimore was walking away, Winston foolishly poked him in the back of the helmet. "I reacted too quick". The play was ruled a personal foul but Evans, inexplicably, wasn't ejected for his actions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kate Winslet left 'breathless' after Allison Janney kiss
Nov 07, 2017 - 01:29
Blige were recognized for their work onscreen. "You're geniuses", jested host, James Corden , at the Hollywood Film Awards . After collecting her award, the Titanic actress addressed to actress Allison Janey during her acceptance speech.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Weird iOS Bug Replaces "I" With "A[?]" in Text Messages
Nov 07, 2017 - 01:29
The phone's predictive text automatically replaces the "I" unless the user chooses to correct it, they said. The capital "I" has been replaced with an exclamation point and a question mark for users hit by the bug.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 21st Century Fox shares soar after report of sale talks with Disney
Nov 07, 2017 - 01:12
A Disney spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment while Fox was not immediately available for comment. Instead, it could refocus its business around a core group of news and sports assets like Fox News and Fox Sports 1.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple's iPhone X will Return an Estimated 64% Gross Margin
Nov 07, 2017 - 01:07
Overall, Jerry's impressed with the iPhone X's durability even though the phone has a fragile glass OLED display and back. Whether it's the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 5s , there is history in this company with cracked screens and higher fix costs.