New smartphone prevents users from taking naked selfies as it monitors pictures

A new Japanese smartphone will monitor pictures taken to check they aren't inappropriate and won't let the user take naked selfies.

The phone holder will get an error message advising the photo can't be taken, and the image data will be discarded without being saved.

Tone Mobile is a Japanese low-cost provider and their newest kakiyasu smartphone model, is the Tone e20.

It lists a great many features like a 6.26-inch display, Android 9.0 operating system, 64 gigs of storage, and a triple-lens camera.

It also comes with Smartphone Protection which protects the user and won't let them save a photo that it's tech believes breaches what is deemed as inappropriate.

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The AI system works withe the Tone e20's camera. Once the picture has been taken, the Smartphone Protection analyses the image.

Tone Mobile developed Smartphone Protection in the hopes to protect children and teens. They want to provide increased security for minors who may be groomed or coerced online and then tricked into taking nude pictures of themselves.

Another feature of the Smartphone Protection is that parents and guardians can link their phones up to it via an app.

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If the user tries to take an inappropriate picture an alert is sent to the parent or guardian's phone containing the date and time, GPS information of where the attempted image took place, and a pixelated thumbnail of the photo.

Tone Mobile says the image will not kept on any servers or on any other devices.

Adult users of the phone can disable Smartphone Protection but if you're worried about what pictures your partner might send you can agree to keeping the function and link your phone up for alerts.

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