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Facebook wants its users to send them their naked photos.

The social network is rolling out the measure to crack down on revenge porn, the non-consensual sharing of explicit images.

The catch is you need to share those photos with the company first.

Source: CBC News

Date: June 6th, 2018

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/facebook-revenge-porn-measures-1.4687659

Discussion

1) Here’s how this works: “Using a form obtained through a partnering organization — in Canada, Facebook has partnered with YWCA — users can request a secure, one-time link with which to upload the image.

The image is then reviewed and a unique hash is generated for it. Like encryption, hashing turns data into a string of numbers so that the original content is unidentifiable. That blocks all future uploads of the same image on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.”

Do you completely understand how this works?

2) “if uploading your intimate photos to a giant corporation makes you nervous, the fact that the process involves having those images screened by an employee of the company might also make you squeamish.”  Why is Facebook having a human as well as an algorithm review these photos?

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