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Facebook to Fight Revenge Porn by Letting Potential Victims Upload Nudes in Advance

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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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Facebook is testing new technology that is designed to help victims of revenge porn acts.

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It works on a database of file hashes, a cryptographic signature computed for each file.

Facebook says that once an abuser tries to upload an image marked as "revenge porn" in its database, its system will block the upload process. This will work for images shared on the main Facebook service, but also for images shared privately via Messenger, Facebook's IM app.

The weird thing is that in order to build a database of "revenge porn" file hashes, Facebook will rely on potential victims uploading a copy of the nude photo in advance.

This process involves the victim sending a copy of the nude photo to his own account, via Facebook Messenger. This implies uploading a copy of the nude photo on Facebook Messenger, the very same act the victim is trying to prevent.

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This article had me laughing so hard, I nearly pulled something.

Equifax anyone?




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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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lol.

is this a 4chins troll?




posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: loam

I can't see this taking off because nobody is going to take Facebook at its word that it's not secretly storing images but it's actually a novel approach. Perhaps what's needed is an app that can be used to generate hashes locally? Then the users would simply upload the hash.

In fact, you'd then have something that could be used for multiple social media platforms without potentially compromising the users' privacy.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: loam

Unless you made that up I suggest you get a link or credit the original source.

Equifax is the first thing that came to mind.


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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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Here's an idea, don't send nude photos. That'll stop the problem entirely.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: loam

I can't see this taking off because nobody is going to take Facebook at its word that it's not secretly storing images but it's actually a novel approach. Perhaps what's needed is an app that can be used to generate hashes locally? Then the users would simply upload the hash.

In fact, you'd then have something that could be used for multiple social media platforms without potentially compromising the users' privacy.


Why not trust Facebook. They never has any problems. You know like allowing hate and terror groups to have a platform or say, I don't know, allowing foreign countries to post political ads during a presidential election.

I'm sure it will be a shining example of how to do things.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Here's an idea, don't send nude photos. That'll stop the problem entirely.


Sounds like somebody learned the hard way



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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That seriously sounds like an article from The Onion. They're going to fight revenge porn by... creating a ginormous database of revenge porn.

Yeah, that'll teach 'em



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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Sounds like FaceBook is fishing for nudies.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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The picture will be sent to “specially trained representatives” who will review the image and remove it if it violates Facebook standards.


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Yeah, that's not creepy at all, "specially trained representatives". Lol, Facebook is like the creepy all-seeing eye type corporation you see in movies yet millions of people still willingly put all of their business on it like it's no big deal. Crazy.
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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: loam

Using that to combat paedophiles too are they?
I know it doesn't say that but it'll be next.

This is plain wrong.

Surely facial recognition from already posted pictures could be further developed rather than users sending nudes to FB.


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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: Ksihkehe

Oops. Fixed.

theantediluvian makes a good point. Sending the original photo isn't really required, so why would facebook take this approach?



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: EA006
a reply to: loam

Using that to combat paedophiles too are they?



actually yes. google drive has the biggest Child pr0n databse outside the us govt



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: loam

So they can have a lot of nude photos of people I guess? There's no guarantee "revenge porn" will even happen, these dumbasses will basically be giving Facebook free amateur porn in the fear that it "might" happen. If anyone is dumb enough to do this then I'd say they deserve whatever comes from it.
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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: loam

So send them your porn why don't they send you the program and you send them the checksum? Seems they got this backward's didn't they there is no reason to send them the photos other then Facebook porn wow.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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Seems like really really really bad idea.

What if the Russians hack them again and release all the photos?

And what about all the underage teens this happens to are they gonna ask for their pics? Sounds like a right out in the open pedo ring.



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

The FB weapon needs more ammunition.

Wonder what else the tech will be used for?



posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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Facebook isn't really the biggest problem though, people will just upload to other sites.

Best solution to this, stop sending nude pics of yourself.

Seriously who the hell actually likes a D!ck pic anyway!

I think this is a case where personal responsibility and education is what is needed not some massive database of nudes
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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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Wouldn't slightly altering the file change the generated hash? It would need to be an identical copy of the picture. All you'd need to do is resize it or something to beat their system. This fairly useless as well as just being utterly stupid.

And now we wait for a few months for facebook to start it's new revenge porn website.
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posted on Nov, 7 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

You just been getting d!ck pics?




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