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Microsoft wants to make it easier for victims of "revenge porn" on the Internet to see said content removed from its services. That's why the company has set up a new website that allows people to request any nude or sexually explicit photos or videos that have been shared without their permission to be taken down from services like Bing, OneDrive and Xbox Live.

Microsoft points out that "revenge porn" can "damage nearly every aspect of a victim's life: relationships, career, social activities. In the most severe and tragic cases, it has even led to suicide." It adds:

"Much needs to be done to address the problem. As a first step, we want to help put victims back in control of their images and their privacy. That's why Microsoft will remove links to photos and videos from search results in Bing, and remove access to the content itself when shared on OneDrive or Xbox Live, when we are notified by a victim. While people have been able to report to us in the past, we've set up a new reporting Web page, available today, to make it easy for victims to let us know about these particular photos and videos. It is available in English now and will be expanded to other languages in the coming weeks. When we remove links or content, we will do so globally."

The reporting website itself includes a way for people to show proof that their request is valid, such as a police report or a court order, but adds that any report will be considered even without that kind of documentation.

Source: Microsoft