Monday, September 1, 2014

Missing the Old Polaroid Camera

So, this weekend this happened.
Nude Jennifer Lawrence photos leaked by hacker who claims to have 'private pictures of 100 A-listers'
Nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as those purportedly showing other top Hollywood stars, were posted online in an apparent massive hacking leak.
An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress’s mobile phone, and those of 100 others, via Apple's online storage system iCloud.
The 60-odd pictures of Lawrence in varying stages of undress were then posted on the bulletin board website 4chan.
More than 100 A-list celebrities are alleged to have been targeted, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, models Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne and Kelly Brook, and TV host Cat Deeley.~snip~
There used to be a time when people wanted to take nude pictures the go to device was the old Polaroid camera. Snap and shoot and then after a few minutes you'd have a pic that you could store in a shoe box under the bed for whatever reason you wanted to keep them for.
The only way they would end up in the hands of others is if you gave them away. But even then the distribution would be pretty limited.
Nowadays with digital cameras and cloud storage there is a loss of control over your private photos and documents like there has never been before.
No matter how you feel about hackers the truth is hackers are going to hack and if you're anybody famous your intimate fun time photographs have the very real potential of getting out there in the wild on the internet.
Once that happens, no matter what you do, they'll be out there forever.
Advising people to not take nude photos of themselves or others is useless advice, mostly because shortly after photography was invented people started taking nude photos.
But, maybe if you're going to do it you might want to consider something that you have more control over.
Who knows....maybe now there'll be a surge in sales of Polaroid cameras?

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