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Facebook Requests Nude Pictures in Australia to Investigate 'Revenge Porn' Defense

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    Can revenge porn be combated by gathering nude pictures? Facebook thinks so. Scott Budman reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

    Can revenge porn, as it is called, be combated by gathering nude pictures?

    Facebook thinks so.

    The Menlo Park-based social media giant on Friday confirmed that it is testing a plan in Australia to crack down on people who post nude photos of ex-boyfriends or -girlfriends. It claims it can do so safely.

    Facebook's idea is for users to send naked pictures to themselves on Messenger. That information is then put into code, the picture is destroyed, and the data is saved. It can then be compared to images that others might post to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  

    Security experts, however, have their doubts. 

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