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Facebook Has A Controversial New Tool To Combat Revenge Porn

Facebook has come up with a rather interesting way to combat "revenge porn".

If you're not sure what that means, they're photos that people are taking in private relationships and are then being uploaded to Facebook to possibly extort, bribe or just plain hurt someone else.

Mark Zuckerberg and co want you to upload your nudes to their server and they’ll use photo matching recognition technology to stop the same photo from being uploaded to the site again.

Andy Wells from Techdaily spoke to Bianca, Terry and Bob on Brisbane's 973FM.

"It's full of potential disaster," Andy said. "I love that they're trying to get ontop of it, but I think if the images didn't exist in the first place, well there's your solution."

According to techcrunch, "Facebook is doing this in partnership with Australian government agency e-Safety in order to try to prevent people from sharing intimate images without consent."

“They’re not storing the image, they’re storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies,” e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant told ABC. “So if somebody tried to upload that same image, which would have the same digital footprint or hash value, it will be prevented from being uploaded.”

The pilot program is being trialled in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

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