The Australian Broadcasting Company first reported the pilot test, but many users find the idea of uploading their nude pictures directly to social networks a bit disturbing. Although the initial report made it clear that this did not actually create a reaction and allowed Facebook to track documents through its network, many remained confused.
On Thursday, Facebook is explaining how the system works through its blog, Antigone Davis, global security chief. First, users must decide to upload images or videos they are concerned about that may be used by malicious third parties, such as malicious former partners or online harassers. There is a certain risk, but Facebook says "we are trying to balance the serious real-world damage that occurs every day, especially when people (mostly women) can not stop non-consensual intimate images (NCII) from being posted," Facebook's security chief Alex Stamos explained on Twitter. Stamos is using an abbreviated form of "non-consensual, intimate images," more colloquially known as revenge pornography.
Once the user completes an online form through the Australian Electronic Security Office's Web site - a member of the Facebook community operations team reviews the image and then can not read through "hash" technology or create a Facebook image number that people can not read.
According to Stamos, "There are algorithms that can be used to create photo / video fingerprints that adapt to simple transformations like resizing." Therefore, Facebook does not think there should be a simple solution, like changing some of the basics of a photo Documents bypass the company's inspection system.
Davis wrote: "Once we have processed the photos by hashing, we notify the submitting person of the email they provide to the electronic security office and ask them to delete the photos from the Messenger thread on the device. Once they Remove the image from the thread and we will get it from usserverDelete the image. "
Stamos further explained on Twitter: "To prevent confrontation reports, we now need to have humans examine images in a controlled, safe environment. We do not ask random people to submit their nude pictures. A few choices of tests. The tests will help us figure out how best to protect our products and others. "