This year alone, there have been over 200 celebrity nude photos leaked from various sources, the most prominent of these being Apple’s icloud. Targets of this injustice range from Disney’s Selena Gomez to Kim Kardashian and even Keke Palmer.
So what’s the overall deal with iCloud?
For one, it’s an apple software that allows users to store contacts, pictures, and apps. This feature also allows users, whose devices may have become lost or stolen, to safely retrieve old data. Though, in this particular case, I use the word “safely” very loosely.
Ongoing investigation reveals that group members found ways to tap into people’s iCloud, and thus, retrieve the data saved on particular iPhones. The group essentially took their technological power further, and exposed the iCloud accounts of multiple people. Nude photos quickly surfaced the web, proliferating responses on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.