Facebook Wants Your Nude Pics

I wasn’t aware how common ‘revenge porn’ has been until I saw an article in the LA Times this morning. According to a study mentioned in the article, 4% of U.S. internet users have been victims of revenge porn and 10% of women under 30 have had someone threaten to post explicit photos of them on the internet against their will.

My first question is why are so many people stupid enough to either take nude photos of themselves or allow them to be taken? It’s not possible to be a victim of revenge porn unless you’ve got some nude photos of yourself out there in the digital world.

But, never fear, Facebook is here to save the day!

Let’s say you have a spiteful ex who decides to embarrass you by posting a nude photo that was supposed to be private. Facebook Inc. says if you send a copy of the photo to it first, it will make sure the picture never shows up on its site.

But can you trust Facebook? The company says it won’t store the […] → Keep reading