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Blame Apple For Seeing Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence In The Nude

by | 3rd, September 2014

WHO to blame for the naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and, reportedly, 100 other stars leaked on the web? The hackers who took images from the star’s iCloud account? No. David Auerbach blames Apple:

Apple is currently delighted that people are talking about how you shouldn’t take naked photos of yourself in the first place, but make no mistake: Apple has been provably irresponsible with users’ security. It is currently unclear how the naked photos were gathered—most likely through a number of different methods and different servers over a period of months if not years. What isclear is that Apple has had a known security vulnerability in its iCloud service for months and has been careless about protecting its users. Apple patched this vulnerability shortly after the leak, so even if we’re not sure of exactly how the photos got hacked, evidently Apple thinks it might have had something to do with it. Whether or not this particular vulnerability was used to gather some of the photos—Apple is not commenting, as usual, but the ubiquity and popularity of Apple’s products certainly points to the iCloud of being a likely source—its existence is reason enough for users to be deeply upset at their beloved company for not taking security seriously enough.

There has been lots of chatter about respnding to the hacks / leaks by bringing in new tough laws to deter it.

Former Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay is seeking to remove all trace of leaked photographs and footage in which she appears naked from the internet claiming they have caused “extreme distress and embarrassment”. Brown Findlay, 24, who is best known for playing Downton Abbey’s Lady Sybil has threatened legal action against anyone who refers to images and videos that were released, in which she appears with an unidentified man.

She wants to blame everyone – even talking about it is a crime?



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