Last year, photographer Howard Kennedy got under fire because of a nude photoshoot inside the 17th century Craigievar Castle. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS), who owns the castle, started an investigation after revealing the nude photos Kennedy shot inside of it. However, the photographer has now decided to fight back. Reportedly, he is suing NTS for damaging his personal reputation and seeks £50,000 in libel damages.
Keeping photos off social networks by sending them to a social network? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, as crazy as it may sound, this is an attempt from Facebook and an Australian government agency to prevent sharing sensitive images without the subject’s permission. The goal is to take action before the nude images are posted online instead of taking them down after they’re already published. All you need to do is send nudes via Facebook… to yourself.
We’ve seen AI used for grouping photos before. A new app named Nude does it too – but it’s focused on the “naughty” photos. If you have any NSFW images on your mobile device, this app promises to automate the process of finding them and hiding them from prying eyes.
According to the description, the app will analyze your camera roll to detect sensitive material. It will then be imported to the app and deleted from your camera roll and iCloud. So, letting an app inspect your private photos, what could possibly go wrong?
We all know how important social media platforms are these days for promotion our brand. In the case of Australian blogger, Jessa O’Brien, (a.k.a. thenudeblogger), that platform is Instagram. With over 43,000 followers, it’s certainly helping her to get her blog out in front of an audience. But she hit a snag when Instagram shut down her account.
Instagram parent, Facebook, has a fairly strict “no nudity” policy. So, it wasn’t really all that much of a surprise. But, on Instagram, things seem to be fairly inconsistent with how this policy is enforced. Many of us know somebody who’s been through this, or have been through it ourselves. To add to the confusion of what is and isn’t allowed, Jessa’s account has now been reinstated.
Instagram will soon show the newest feature, in an attempt to resolve the issue of “sensitive content.” A few days from now, what people report as the “sensitive” post will appear blurred and you’ll have to manually uncover it by tapping it. It seems useful, but there are some points to discuss. Will this raise the level of censorship on Instagram? And who can tell what’s “sensitive” and what isn’t?
It’s no secret that many couples these days capture intimate photos during their relationship, but what should happen with those photos once the couple breaks up?
In a decision that could criminalize millions of men (and some women), a German judge ruled that a man must delete nude photos of his ex-girlfriend.
According to the ruling, the ex-boyfriend, a photographer, no longer has the right to possess nude photos or videos or the woman as her consent expired when the relationship came apart.
It’s important to note that the man did not intend to share the photos a la ‘revenge porn’, but the ruling could have a major impact on preventing such cases.