Facebook Asks For Nudes To Stop Revenge Porn

Facebook has asked for users to send the company their nude photos in an effort to tackle revenge porn. As part of a project being trialled in Australia, where, if you fear someone might use an image for “revenge porn”, you submit it to be “hashed”, which will stop anyone else uploading the a copy of the image. Would you trust Facebook with your pictures? Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.

Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:

Javvad Malik“The only safe nude photos, are the ones that aren’t taken. Unfortunately, the issue of revenge porn, or unwanted distribution of compromising photo’s isn’t one that can be solved by technology alone. Rather, it’s mainly a user education and awareness process whereby compromising photos or information should be destroyed, or not captured in the first instance. It’s a case of shutting the barn door once the horse has bolted.”

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