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New app uses AI to find naked photos on your camera roll and securely lock them away

By midian182 ยท 13 replies
Oct 18, 2017
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  1. Is your camera roll filled with pictures of your junk? Whether you’ve decided to capture images of your nether regions for romantic, narcissistic, or comedic reasons, you’ll probably want to avoid accidentally showing them to friends and family when trying to bring up a picture of your pet labradoodle.

    Manually finding nudes, moving them to secure locations and deleting any from your camera roll/cloud backups is a laborious procedure. If only there were an app that could do all the work for you. Thankfully, there is; one that’s appropriately named Nude: The Sexiest App Ever.

    Nude’s creators may have found one of the best uses ever for machine learning: finding your naked photos and locking them away. After installing the app, its algorithms can check your camera roll for what it believes are nudes, before moving them to a PIN-protected folder inside the application. After getting confirmation from the user, it will then delete the sensitive images from the camera roll and cloud, if that’s where any backups are being stored.

    The 2014 fappening incident, which saw intimate photos of many famous actresses stolen from their iCloud accounts and posted online, highlighted the potential dangers of storing compromising images on cloud services.

    Nude’s secure vault can also be used to store content other than people’s genitals. Copies of driver’s licenses, passports, IDs, and credits cards can also be safely kept here, though it doesn’t appear that the algorithms will automatically detect and move these, too.

    Another great feature is the way the app uses a device's front-facing camera to take a photo of anyone who tries to guess the vault’s PIN and fails.

    Nude is only available on iOS right now, though an Android version is in development. It costs $1 per month, or $10 for a year’s subscription.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +1,323

    The price is decent for what it does. Of course you could just not take nudes of yourself with your phone.
    dms96960, madboyv1 and senketsu like this.
  3. senketsu

    senketsu TS Guru Posts: 710   +480

    that's what gets me, what is with this urge people apparently have.
    FWIW Samsung has a 'secure folder' thing on their phones, don't ask me how secure that is, but it will probably keep ****/nude pictures from showing up when showing some pics
    thelatestmodel likes this.
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,564   +1,074

    They found a market for this app, so clearly that option is not a good one ;P
  5. Davin Peterson

    Davin Peterson TS Rookie

    The problem it is not on Android. So, DO NOT promote iOS only apps. We need Android apps
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,280

    If doing things like this if your kinda thing then I would've thought the most obvious and common sense thing to do is remove them from your device ASAP and store them wherever you feel it's safe to do so... and not in the cloud.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,280

    Yeah, not a bad price at all, just as long as the app distributes a few copies of the pics and PIN to the devs, advertisers etc. before it securely bundles them up and pats itself on the back saying "Your secrets are safe with us".
  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,732   +344

    Looks like its coming to Android, chill your rolls. Davin, the nudies can wait.
    cartera and Cal Jeffrey like this.
  9. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Posts: 1,233   +310

    I was going to say the exact same thing.

    "Trust us. Our software will gather up your nude photos and store them in a secure folder."
    Fine print in the EULA: *Right after it sends those photos to a central server.*
    Godel, Reehahs, Kibaruk and 3 others like this.
  10. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +1,323

    Originally I was going to say use a camera that cannot connect to the internet, but then I did not want to come of like I was encouraging people to take nudes lol
    Kibaruk and Cal Jeffrey like this.
  11. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,267   +1,367

    I cant wait for this app to be compromised in 2 years, and for it to be revealed that the app is copying all of your photos and uploading them to remote servers.
    dms96960 and ForgottenLegion like this.
  12. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 638   +311

    I'd definitely want to read the license before committing to that one. Such as, what happens to the photos if you stop paying the monthly subscription. There are plenty of free apps that you can use to encrypt and hide any photos on Android (I don't know about Apple) - you just have to move them into the vault and manage the cloud yourself. As with most apps, there is no guarantee this one won't be buggy and that you will lose all your pictures, if they are even worth keeping.
  13. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,564   +1,074

    Just get an open source encrypting software and be done with it ;P
    Godel likes this.
  14. sauri

    sauri TS Member

    Securely hides them on your facebook timeline.
    cartera likes this.

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