What the Hacker Scandal Means for Society

September 2, 2014 7:33 PM

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What the Hacker Scandal Means for Society

By now we've all heard about the recent celebrity hack that resulted in the release of nude photographs taken of numerous celebrity women, with the threat of more to come. I have to admit that when I first saw news of it, I frantically scoured a number of tabloid websites trying to get more information. It was shocking! It was like a car crash I couldn't look away from. So, I looked at the pictures; and now I regret it.

Let's start by stating the obvious: taking nude photographs is stupid. There is no such thing as total privacy anymore, and trust can only go so far. This applies to us all. If you're an average person, a nude photo sent to a monogamous partner can later end up as Revenge Porn; all it takes is one b...

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