Popular Science: A complete guide on how to safely take, send, and store nudes

Popular Science: A complete guide on how to safely take, send, and store nudes. “Being able to instantaneously swap photos with someone no matter the distance can be really fun, but ease can make you ignore potential complications. Just like having sex, sending nudes can have unintended lifelong consequences you might not be willing to deal with. But you can easily minimize risks and protect yourself by being safe.” Even if you’re not interested in taking such pictures of yourself, there are a lot of good tips here for keeping your private things private.

BuzzFeed News: Thousands Of Women Have No Idea A Telegram Network Is Sharing Fake Nude Images Of Them

BuzzFeed News: Thousands Of Women Have No Idea A Telegram Network Is Sharing Fake Nude Images Of Them. “Over 680,000 women have no idea their photos were uploaded to a bot on the messaging app Telegram to produce photo-realistic simulated nude images without their knowledge or consent, according to tech researchers. The tool allows people to create a deepfake, a computer-generated image, of a victim from a single photo.”

Coronavirus: Italian beach nudists fined as police crack down (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Italian beach nudists fined as police crack down. “Six people who dared to go bare on the shores of an Italian lake have been given big fines for outraging public decency. The naturists were spotted by police patrolling the beaches of Abbadia Lariana in an attempt to enforce social distancing measures. The six, all men aged 43 to 68, were each given fines of €3,333 (£3,000; $3,750).”

Clothes off, masks on: Reopening a nudist resort during a pandemic (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Clothes off, masks on: Reopening a nudist resort during a pandemic. “The popular lakeside bar at Florida’s oldest nudist resort is still shuttered, even as the rest of the Lake Como Family Nudist Resort in Lutz slowly reopens. The Bare Buns Café, for instance, now allows limited seating on the screened patio and under the pool deck canopy, albeit with everyone six feet apart — and please bring a towel to sit on. Across the country, state and local governments are easing restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The virus continues to kill and new cases pile up, leaving businesses and communities struggling with when and how to resume operations. Florida’s robust nudist industry is no different.”

BuzzFeed News: Instagram Deactivated The Account Of A Nude Model Who Raised Thousands For Australia Fire Relief

BuzzFeed News: Instagram Deactivated The Account Of A Nude Model Who Raised Thousands For Australia Fire Relief. “A model says she’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Australian bushfire relief by offering nude photos in exchange for donations. Kaylen Ward, 20, is now calling herself the Naked Philanthropist on social media. The Los Angeles influencer and online sex worker was recently looking at coverage of the fires in Australia and wondered how she could help.”

IFL Science: This Is Why Women Are Setting Their Gender To Male On Instagram

IFL Science: This Is Why Women Are Setting Their Gender To Male On Instagram. “The Instagram community guidelines state that nudity and inappropriate content is not allowed on the platform. ‘This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.’ However back in April, the Instagram algorithm changed to demote certain posts, even if they don’t technically break the rules set by the platform itself, HuffPost reports. “

Content Moderation Is Impossible: Facebook Settles Legal Fight Over Famous Painting Of A Woman’s Genitals (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Content Moderation Is Impossible: Facebook Settles Legal Fight Over Famous Painting Of A Woman’s Genitals. “Just a few months ago, as part of our ongoing ‘content moderation at scale is impossible’ series, we wrote about how Facebook has spent over a decade now struggling with how to deal with naked female breasts. There are a lot more details in that post, but it initially had a ‘no nudity’ policy, but that got difficult when someone would post famous artwork or breastfeeding mothers. Facebook’s policy keeps trying to change to adapt, but no matter what it does it keeps running into more and more edge cases.”

Motherboard: This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click

Motherboard; This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click. “The software, called DeepNude, uses a photo of a clothed person and creates a new, naked image of that same person. It swaps clothes for naked breasts and a vulva, and only works on images of women. When Motherboard tried using an image of a man, it replaced his pants with a vulva. While DeepNude works with varying levels of success on images of fully clothed women, it appears to work best on images where the person is already showing a lot of skin. We tested the app on dozens of photos and got the most convincing results on high resolution images from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues.” The app has since been taken down.

CNET: Dozens strip down outside Facebook office to protest nudity rules on social network

CNET: Dozens strip down outside Facebook office to protest nudity rules on social network. “On Sunday, artist and photographer Spencer Tunick created a nude installation outside of Facebook and Instagram’s New York office with help from the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC). Dozens shed their clothes, lay in the street and used images of male nipples — which are acceptable on Facebook — to cover people’s nipples and genitalia.”

Unblocking naked Venus: Facebook OKs museum nudes after all (Phys .org)

Phys .org: Unblocking naked Venus: Facebook OKs museum nudes after all. “It seems Facebook can be friends with a topless Venus after all. The social media giant said Tuesday it mistakenly blocked a museum in Switzerland from using images of two statues—a marble Venus and a bronze of a nude, kneeling man—to promote an upcoming exhibit.” Facebook is really excellent at making mistakes like this, isn’t it?

Mashable: Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook over artistic nudity ban

Mashable: Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook over artistic nudity ban. “Belgian museums are banding together to take on Facebook over the social media giant’s rules on nudity, specifically of the artistic variety. The Flemish Tourist Board is trying to convince Facebook to change its rules over how it treats artistic nudity from Flemish Masters such as Peter Paul Rubens. The tourist board, Visit Flanders, points out that its Facebook postings with images containing artistic nudity are often removed by the company when they try to promote them.”

NewNowNext: These Queer Artists Were Censored on Social Media. Now, They’re Fighting Back

NewNowNext: These Queer Artists Were Censored on Social Media. Now, They’re Fighting Back . “‘We removed your post because it doesn’t follow [Instagram’s] community guidelines. If you violate our guidelines again, your account may be restricted or disabled.’ That vague, fateful warning is one Gio Black Peter has received time and time again. To date, Peter, a queer New York-based visual artist, has cycled through 10 Instagram accounts, 15 Facebook pages, two YouTube accounts, and four Vimeo profiles. And he’s not alone: For queer fine artists‚ particularly those whose work includes nudity, censorship on social media is an unfortunate reality. These platforms—all vital networking assets and creative tools for working artists in the digital age—are notorious for their harsh censorship practices, especially when it comes to nudity.” The nudity in the images accompanying this article is blocked out.

Lonely Planet: Clothing optional? A new website is offering holiday homes around the world for naturists

Lonely Planet: Clothing optional? A new website is offering holiday homes around the world for naturists. “A new Airbnb-style booking website for naturists promises to give those who enjoy shedding their clothes while relaxing better options for accommodation while on vacation. NaturistBnB offers over 200 properties worldwide for those who wish to go nude, with more being added all the time as the word is spreading.” This article does include some non-salacious pictures of nude rumps, which might be NSFW depending on where you work.