Apple Catches Flak for Leaked Cloud Photos

September 2, 2014

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Lately you have probably heard talk of “the cloud”. People can save and access their files from anywhere from the cloud, and that is because the cloud is basically the internet. Small wonder then that a recent mass-leak of intimate celebrity photos onto the web actually took place.

About 20 different celebs have reported that intimate photos of a graphic nature have been leaked onto the web.

Among them was Jennifer Lawrence, whose spokesperson called it “a flagrant violation of privacy.”

The FBI has told the Associated Press that it was “aware of the allegations” and was “addressing the matter”.

So where does Apple come in? The accounts hacked were all users of Apple’s iCloud. Nat Kerris, a spokeswoman for Apple, said, “We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report.”

Although the pictures that were posted were quickly taken down by site administrators, the theft of privacy has many celebrities speaking out against the public.

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead posted on Twitter: “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.”