Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, 98 other celebs' nude photos leaked online

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Minimalist, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. mirimir

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    Let's say that someone gets robbed after forgetting to lock the front door, or leaving a window open. The robber still committed a crime. The victim can report it, and the police will investigate. At trial, the suspect can't use the victim's mistake(s) as a defense. Maybe it's a less serious crime, but it's still a crime. It's also a crime (albeit less serious) to knowingly buy or sell stolen property.
     
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    Of course it is still a crime, and the hackers should be prosecuted. But an accidentally unlocked door is a far cry from willfully storing nude photos of yourself on corporate servers and then crying sex crime. Nor was there a crime in people looking at the photos online when they were posted to thousands of websites. This is not child pornography we are talking about, it is some ignorant celebrity who knew what she was doing by giving Apple of all people her naked photos, and then got mad and threatened anyone she could think of when it bit her in the hind quarters. The viewers committed no crime, they are photos of an adult woman whose photos were not sold or bought by anyone.

    Why would they have been bought or sold when they are freely available even after the Google purge? She is just angry that her thoughtlessness got her in trouble. I bet she at least will never do it again, and that will benefit her far more than sending her legal wolves out on a useless hunt. Is she going to threaten the NSA for siphoning up her photos and data too using their "national security projects"? I wish her luck.

    If these hacks and public scandals are the only way these celebrities are going to learn to better protect themselves, and learn about the services and devices they are using instead of mindlessly snapping selfies, so be it. Honestly I am starting to wonder if people should be forced to take tests on basic security before they are allowed to buy a computer or get online.
     
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    By the way, the only people still talking about it are the celebrities themselves. Just as I figured, the rest of the world stopped caring. They saw the photos, they are done with it. Not even TMZ cares anymore, and they milk scandals for weeks before they shut up.
     
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    Removed Off Topic Posts. Let's Concentrate Only On the Security Side of the Breach, and Not On a Discussion of Celebrities.

    There are Plenty of Other Forums to Do That. Not Here. Thank You!
     
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    Celebrity photo leak: iCloud hack case remains unsolved one year on
    http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/n...Cloud_hack_case_remains_unsolved_one_year_on/

     
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    "Patsy" and likely nothing more. Someone making the mistakes he made might not even be able to turn on a computer let alone hack with one. A hacker borrowed his machines and worked from his IP's. After investigating his house top to bottom the Feds didn't even make an arrest, at least for now. This is my take based upon what I see so far.
     
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    Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nude Pics Of Jennifer Lawrence
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/24/p...y-to-stealing-nude-pics-of-jennifer-lawrence/
     
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    The way I read that is that there is no evidence that he was the person responsible for the leaks and publication. We'll likely never know because of the plea bargain.
     
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    When will these dummies read Apples TOS and realize that nothing is private on line.
     
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    Almost noone reads a TOS. Worse, many TOS you find require you to have a law degree just to understand them. In fact, many of them are so vague they seem little more than a catch-all get out of jail free card for the provider. And then, there seems to be so many TOS around that youd spend a great deal of time reading them all. Language is inherently much less precise than mathematics, and subjectivity is one avenue these corporations use to slowly exert more power over their customers for the sake of profit. There's only one TOS I really need to know now: the GNU GPL (GNU general public license).

    And lets not forget another key part of this type of crap: people are actually so selfish they are willing to steal someone else's personal data and attempt to profit off of said data. They dont care about the humiliation experienced nor about the violation involved in releasing intimate moments shared between friends, family, lovers, etc. This is indicative of a moral problem in society, and one which is primarily driven by the focus on the self. Corporations and governments have pushed the expression of self as a means to make more profit and to gain more power, and this has a cascading effect on moral values in society. Watch the documentary called "Century of the Self." Its long and takes awhile to make its points, but its mandatory viewing.

    The victims like Jennifer or Pippa or whoever are just as clueless as the masses. Just because they are famous doesnt mean they are any more important or any more perfect- they drive on roads made by construction workers, flush toilets installed and kept in working order by plumbers, make mistakes like you do, etc. Many of them are even more displeased with how objectifying the masses are and hence are also more insecure about their flaws (since every flaw threatens their place among the famous). The real power players in this world are the elite few who run the corporations and who run the banks. Politicians are mostly figureheads bought by lobbyists and corrupted by the lust for power.

    Its a Brave New World...
     
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    I wonder what Collins' OpSec failures were. Maybe didn't obscure his IP well enough? Or bragged to friends?
     
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    I suspect one of the reasons for the plea bargain was to ensure that wasn't bruited abroad.

    I also note that the person or persons unknown who distributed the stuff have not been identified - the two who were nabbed were likely the stooges.
     
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    Sad, all around :(
     
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    Small price to pay for such a momentous occasion for the interwebs.
     
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    http://news.softpedia.com/news/the-...-sarah-hyland-nude-photos-leaked-517054.shtml
     
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