What I honestly don't understand is why someone would want to look at the photos. I mean, you can easily just go on the internet and look at photos and videos of women consenting to have their sexual activities known. Why not just do that? Looking that those photos is just creepy.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
ANYTHING you post online can be intercepted. There is no "private" and what you post persists. Welcome to the Worldwide Web 101A. It never was and the system wasn't designed for it, it was designed to share everything. You do know why the web was developed in the first place right? It didn't become commercial until later.
The questions are:
1) do people who put information on the internet have a reasonable expectation of privacy even though they know that it's possible for that information to be stolen?
2) Is putting that info in a place with security measure constitute "reasonable steps"?
What I see is a lot of people claiming that "everyone knows" that "anything you put on the internet can be accessed" (as if that were somehow different from something you keep in your home, or the car you park on the street (or you garage))
The fact is, nothing is absolutely secure. Does that mean nobody should ever do anything that might embarrass them? That would probaly be a good idea, but not a very realistic one.
Whoever stole the photos is guilty of a crime. That person isn't the only one responsible though.
The people who took those photos, and then trusted them to iCloud are responsible. Apple is responsible because clearly they aren't protecting the data they're storing well enough. And the hacker is responsible because he/she/they stole and distributed it.
What the hacker did was immoral and illegal, but I don't have a lot of sympathy for the people whose photos leaked. If you take naked pictures of yourself and send them to another person (or post them online), they're out of your control at that point, and you don't have much right to be offended if they become public. This goes double if you're famous.
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If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
If I park my car on the street in my neighborhood I would figure it would be pretty safe. I live in a good neighborhood and haven't even heard of a break in in the 12 years I've been there. However, if every week another car was being broken into I'd park in the garage. If someone doesn't know that the internet isn't particularly secure they have been living in a hole for way too long.