Privacy is Dead
Fun With Photography
Earlier this month, a number of nude photos were
leaked stolen from the various celebrities’ iCloud accounts, leaving many questioning whether Apple products are really as secure as they thought. Though he doesn’t explicitly reference the hacking scandal, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the company’s website on Wednesday to publish an open letter affirming Apple’s commitment to users’ privacy, as well as detailing new security measures.
Off the Media
Following a recent theft of celebrity nudes that inspired a sleazy Reddit charity campaign and an even sleazier artist’s gallery show, celebrities are now discussing ways to protect themselves from such invasions of privacy.
On last night’s Late Show, Tina Fey explained that to avoid being identified if her nudes ever get out, she exclusively takes close-up photos of her butt.
Sext and the City Jail
It seems to me that we are entering a new phase in our media culture online. It’s post-gossip, post-snark and post-smarm. It is the sanctimony phase.
Maybe it’s an outgrowth of Upworthy and its simple yet holier-than-thou politics. Maybe it’s the natural extension of outrage porn. But you are seeing it quite clearly with the media reaction to the recent trove of leaked celebrity nudes.
Another day, another scam.
Scammers in — where else? — South Florida are extorting strangers they meet through online dating sites, Local10 reports. The scammers are allegedly meeting people online at the extremely high-tech and fancy mbuzzy.com (pictured at left), then asking them to send nude photos. Do they not have Tinder down south yet?