Get around some safety measures and remedies to help you with your naked self getting into the wrong hands and eyes.
This happens in different ways, including direct uploads to social media image sharing accounts like Instagram or sexting via apps like Snapchat.
Unfortunately there have been too many cases of nudes getting leaked and into the public domain where anyone gets to see it.
Pornography sites may end up picking such images if it’s appealing enough to them. Gossip blogs and websites also would have a field day with such photos or videos as the case may be.
Thankfully, there are ways you could avoid your nudes getting to the wrong hands. Here are some hand out tips to ensuring that.
1 Don’t take photos of your naked body
Yes, you heard right. Don’t take photos of yourself naked so there’s no chance of it ending up online, It’s needless to say that total abstinence is the safest, just as experts also advise for premarital sex. But because for a fact there are people out there who want to share their proud body with another being or beings, we would suggest other practical ways.
2 Save it to a hard drive instead
How about putting those naked images in an encrypted hard drive. If you want a hard copy, go the traditional way and print it out in a dark room, (even though that for some reason makes me think of a criminal act, it isn’t).
But you must be aware that there are possibilities that those pictures can still end up in the wrong hands, but hey it’s a risk you are willing to take yeah.
3. Ensure you take a 2-step verification
This ensures anyone who may try to log in to your account on another device find it completely difficult to because attempting to get in would require a passcode which is sent to the phone number you registered with.
So unless the person has your phone as well, the ‘snooping’ person gets stuck. 2-step verification works on Facebook, Twitter and all other major social networks where nudes get uploaded to.
4. Encrypt your private files before uploading to the cloud
Encryption is another added layer of protection process to give you a rest of mind.
Services like Boxcryptor helps encode your files before sending them off to a cloud service. The major cloud services work with encryption services. The only way to decrypt the files is with your very own secure key, meaning that anyone swiping files from your Dropbox or iCloud account would be off wasting their time.
5. Take with a pinch of salt social networks claiming disappearing images/videos
Snapchat and Instagram are the kings here. And though a site like Instagram does not promote nudity as such, it is best to not go about sending nudes to friends over the networks. With Snapchat there are creepy apps that go around screenshotting nudes sent, which could be used against you. So there are no guarantees here.
Unfortunately, there is no 100% guarantee that your nudes will be totally wiped out from the internet forever.
It can only be minimized.
Should your privates get online and into porn sites, you may be able to get it taken down from such site by a simple polite request.
But if it were to end up in a revenge porn site (which is usually posted up by someone who is trying to get back at you for whatever reason), you can approach the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for enforcement.
Advocates like End Revenge Porn can also help out but at a more expensive rate.
If all this still doesn’t help, another option can be to involve the police.
At the end of the day, you know deep down you are taking some level of risk when you get your nudes to pass through a camera lens, so if you must it is assumed you are ready to handle the consequences.