Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Facebook Wants Nude Pictures Of You!

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Facebook wants you to upload nude pictures of yourself for artificial intelligence to analyze
'We’re using image matching technology to prevent non-consensual intimate images from being shared'
Aatif Sulleyman
08 November 2017
Facebook wants users to upload nude pictures of themselves to Messenger.
The company believes the best way to combat 
revenge porn could be to post intimate pictures of yourself online before anyone else manages to.
It’s a highly unusual measure, which is likely to split opinion.
The social network has developed an anti-revenge porn system that uses artificial intelligence to recognise and block specific images, and is testing it in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
“The safety and well-being of the Facebook community is our top priority,” said Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety.
“As part of our continued efforts to better detect and remove content that violates our community standards, we’re using image matching technology to prevent non-consensual intimate images from being shared on Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Groups and Messenger.”
Facebook will create a digital fingerprint of a nude picture you flag up to it through Messenger, and automatically block anyone from uploading the same image to the site at a later date.
The company says it won’t store the pictures and only Facebook’s AI is supposed to access them, but the system still requires an enormous amount of trust from users.
Also, if you’re worried about more than one explicit picture of you being posted to the site, you’d have to upload all of them to Messenger.
Furthermore, the system will only protect you from revenge porn on Facebook. People would still be able to post the images elsewhere.
“It would be like sending yourself your image in email, but obviously this is a much safer, secure end-to-end way of sending the image without sending it through the ether,” Australian e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant told ABC.

“They're not storing the image, they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies. 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.”
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How to see who views your Facebook profile
by Anshul
October 28, 2017
Facebook doesn’t provide any feature to let you know about who views your Facebook profile, but we have one trick for you which will guide you for how to see who views your Facebook profile. Also make a note that this trick only works on Google Chrome and not in other browsers.
Method for How to see who views your Facebook profile
First of all, open your Facebook Account.
Right click anywhere on an empty area. And look for the “view page source”, click on it.
A new tab will open with lots and lots of  code. Don’t hesitate its very  simple just follow the next step.
Press Ctrl + F, a search box will open on the top right hand side. Type in “InitialChatFriendsList” and press Enter.
It will take you somewhere where ID’s are present. These  ID’s are none other than the Id’s or the users who has seen your Facebook profile.
Next, copy  the single ID leaving the part after “-“ as shown in above picture in blue color and paste it after the link “www.facebook.com/ID”.  For example: “www.facebook.com/1001675438”” and then press Enter. This will open a profile of a user, means this user has seen your profile.
NOTE: An ID which is coming in the first place has seen your Facebook profile recently than the ID appearing at 2nd  position and the ID at third position has seen before 4th one means the recent views of your Facebook profile comes first. But this trick doesn’t reveal  that  at what particular time or day the user has seen your  Facebook profile.
So with this trick you can check who keeps coming regularly on your Facebook profile. As we informed above  also this trick only works on Google Chrome browser. Hoping that after following this article you get to know how to see who views your Facebook profile. However, you can share your thoughts and queries if you find any problem while following the above procedure.
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Facebook publishing child pornography
Social media giant apologises for refusing to remove images • Company could be prosecuted as jihadist posts also exposed
The Times
Alexi Mostrous, Head of Investigations
April 13, 2017
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Facebook is at risk of a criminal prosecution in Britain for refusing to remove potentially illegal terrorist and child pornography content despite being told it was on the site, The Times can reveal.
The social media company failed to take down dozens of images and videos that were “flagged” to its moderators, including one showing an Islamic State beheading, several violent paedophilic cartoons, a video of an apparent sexual assault on a child and propaganda posters glorifying recent terrorist attacks in London and Egypt. Instead of removing the content, moderators said that the posts did not breach the site’s “community standards”.
Facebook’s algorithms even promoted some of the offensive material by suggesting that users join groups and profiles that had published it.
A leading QC who reviewed the content said that, in his view, much of it was illegal under British law. Facebook was at risk of committing a criminal offence because it had been made aware of the illegal images and had failed to take them down, he said.
The world’s biggest social network and publisher made $10 billion profit last year by selling advertising targeted at its almost two billion monthly users. Its technology encourages members to expand their friendship networks while offering them a “bespoke” experience based on their interests.
The company has been criticised for allowing jihadists, criminals and paedophiles to thrive on the site, in part encouraged by software that permits them to discover “friends” and groups with similar proclivities.
Last month The Times created a fake profile on Facebook to investigate extremist content. It did not take long to come across dozens of objectionable images posted by a mix of jihadists and those with a sexual interest in children.
“In my view, many of the images and videos identified by The Times are illegal,” Julian Knowles, QC, said. “One video appears to depict a sexual assault on a child. That would undoubtedly breach UK indecency laws. The video showing a beheading is very likely to be a publication that encourages terrorism.
“I would argue that the actions of people employed by Facebook to keep up or remove reported posts should be regarded as the actions of Facebook as a corporate entity. If someone reports an illegal image to Facebook and a senior moderator signs off on keeping it up, Facebook is at risk of committing a criminal offence because the company might be regarded as assisting or encouraging its publication and distribution.”
Posing as an IT professional in his thirties, a Times reporter befriended more than 100 supporters of Isis while also joining groups promoting lewd or pornographic images of children.
Although Facebook removed some of the images, moderators kept online pro-jihadist posts including one praising Isis attacks “from London to Chechnya to Russia and now Bangladesh in less than 48 hours” and promising to bring war “in the heart of your homes”.
They also refused to remove an official news bulletin posted by Isis praising the slaughter of 91 “Christian warriors” in the recent terrorist attacks against two churches in Egypt.
Only after being contacted by The Times did Facebook remove a number of the offensive cartoons.
The moderators, who are based in Dublin, California, Texas and India, previously kept up a video showing the gruesome beheading of Isis hostages.
Facebook said that it did not contravene its rules against graphic violence despite it showing a British jihadist with his face covered, holding a knife, and standing over a head. “The spark has been lit here in Iraq,” the jihadist said. “Here we are burying the first American crusader.”
Facebook also failed to remove dozens of pornographic cartoons depicting child abuse. Several of the cartoons are likely to be illegal under a 2009 law, yet were freely available on the site. Intermingled with the cartoons, posted on forums with titles such as Raep Me, are pictures of real children, including several likely to be illegal.
One video that was kept up by Facebook appears to show a young child being violently abused. The Times has informed the Metropolitan Police, which co-ordinates counterterrorism investigations, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) about its findings. It will hand over evidence to the NCA this week. A spokesman for the agency said that it would assess any material passed to it relating to child sexual abuse.
A Met spokesman did not say whether Facebook would itself be investigated. Yvette Cooper, chairwoman of the home affairs select committee, said: “Social media companies need to get their act together fast, this has been going on for too long. It’s time the government looked seriously at the German proposal to invoke fines if illegal and dangerous content isn’t swiftly removed.”
Last month Robert Buckland, the solicitor-general, said that social media companies might be breaking British law if they were “reckless” in allowing terrorist material to remain online. Under the Terrorism Act 2006 it is an offence to disseminate terrorist material either intentionally or recklessly.
In the days before The Times contacting Facebook for comment, a number of jihadist videos that had been approved by the site’s moderators were no longer available to view. It is not known why this was the case. The majority of pornographic cartoons remained live until Facebook removed them after the newspaper’s approach yesterday.
Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s vicepresident of global operations, said: “We are grateful to The Times for bringing this content to our attention. We have removed all of these images, which violate our policies and have no place on Facebook. We are sorry that this occurred. It is clear that we can do better, and we’ll continue to work hard to live up to the high standards people rightly expect of Facebook.”
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For goodness' sake, quit Facebook already. Here's how
This is the tough love you were looking for
By Sharon Profis
January 17, 2017
You have a gambling addiction. A pretty serious one, actually.
You rise each day and take a trip to Mark Zuckerberg's bustling casino. You arrive, hoping you might see familiar faces, but all the other gamblers are people you don't give a crap about. You shrug and head to a slot machine. You crank the lever for the thousandth time, cross your fingers and hope for a win.
Surprise: You're still a loser. But you'll be back in an hour -- maybe your luck will change.
Whether you realized it on your own or watched a TED talk, Facebook could be taking a toll on your mind, career and friendships. Depending on your age, you're likely spending 6-7 hours per week 
swiping through news (fake and real) and baby photos.
Here are some other things you could do for an hour per day:
  • Learn a new language
  • Call a few friends or family members
  • Exercise
  • Cook a meal
  • Read a book or the news

If you're thinking, "I want that! Help!" you've come to the right place.
Step 1: Stop over-thinking it
Worried about losing touch with old friends? Don't. If you were actually friends -- not mutual stalkers -- you would be chatting over a cup of coffee right now.
What about networking? I get it, you don't want to talk to someone you met at a work function over the phone. Here are some other modern options for you: texting and email. (Whew, that was a close one.)
And all those groups you're in? Well, there are simply some things you're going to have to give up. Think about the trade-off -- you're getting an hour per day (on average) back. That's 365 hours per year. That's a lot of hours over the course of a lot of years. You're welcome.
But I use messenger! Not sure if you've heard but most people have a phone number that you can send text messages to. There's also WhatsApp. (Also, you can deactivate your account and still use Messenger. More on that later.)
Step 2: Disconnect those apps (like Spotify)
You've probably used Facebook to log into other apps and services dozens of times. And why not? It makes signing up for new things super fast.
Problem is, those logins inadvertently burrowed you deeper into Facebook's grasp. It's reversible, but it'll require some time to undo. Here's how:
  • Make a list of all the apps you log into using Facebook. One way to figure this out is to go to Facebook (desktop) > Settings > Apps. Scroll through this list and make note of the apps and websites you still use.
  • One by one, log into those apps. Visit the Settings page and find the option to disconnect from Facebook. This process varies quite a bit, so you might want to Google "disconnect Facebook from [insert app here]" to speed things up.

It was once nearly impossible to disconnect Facebook from Spotify, but the company recently made it much easier. In Spotify, go to Settings and choose the option to disconnect from Facebook. Now log off. In the login window, hit "Reset Password." Follow the instructions, and you're golden.
Step 3: Download all your memories
You probably want to keep all your photos, posts, friends and all the other data you accumulated on Facebook. Luckily, saving all that data is really easy.
Go to Facebook (desktop) and head to Settings. In that first window, hit "Download a copy of your Facebook data." Follow the instructions and wait while Facebook emails you a downloadable file.
Step 4: Delete, deactivate or detach
This is the part where boys become men. Girls become women. Caterpillars become... you get the idea.
You have three options when it comes to quitting Facebook:
Permanently delete your account. This is irreversible -- all your data will be removed, your profile will disappear and you'll need to sign up for Facebook again if you want back in.
Deactivate your account. This option is for people who know that, eventually, they'll succumb to their addiction. Deactivating essentially puts your account on hold, so you can restore it to the same state it was in when you left it. This also lets you continue using Facebook Messenger.
Detach yourself. I really don't recommend this one. There are very few people in this world who have enough self-control to forgo deleting or deactivating their account in favor of ignoring Facebook. But if your addiction is mild or you were never really into Facebook anyway, this option could work for you.
To permanently delete your account, go to this page. To deactivate your account, go here. Just be warned, Facebook uses a weird combination of psychology and desperation to try and prevent you from quitting.
If you plan to detach yourself and use self-control to "quit" Facebook, here are some tips:
  • Opt out of Facebook's email notifications
  • Minimize your profile by making your Timeline, photos and anything else you can private
  • Delete the app from your phone and remove any bookmarks
  • Use an option like Space (for iPhone) to reverse your addiction

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