Snapsaved is the third-party company that used flaws in Snapchat’s programming to allow users to store their snaps indefinitely, and it was through Snapsaved.com (not through the Snapsaved app) that 90,000 nude snaps were stolen and published online. Snapsaved shut down immediately after the leak, but the damage was already done. The company admitted that it was hacked and apologized to users this weekend.
With all of that out of the way, Snapsaved is now apparently asking journalists for monetary compensation via Bitcoin in response to interview requests. That’s right: Their site was insecure, it left private photos vulnerable, someone hacked it, they’re at least partially responsible for the likely circulation of child porn, and now they’re asking to be compensated for insights on their incompetence. A+, Snapsaved. Keep reading »
A few days ago, the naked, personal photos of over 100 celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Ariana Grande were published to the Internet without consent from the people pictured. A few of the celebrities have responded (they’re not happy!) and most of the pictures have since been taken down, but you can still probably find them by Googling “Hello, I’m kind of a shitty person, give me something that does not legally belong to me as quickly as possible.”
Before we get into this, here’s a point of order regarding language that I’d like to address: I’m going to be making a concerted effort to use the word “stolen,” instead of “leaked” when I talk about these photos and “women” instead of “celebrity” or “A-List Stars” when I talk about the victims. Also, I’m going to use the word “victim,” because what we’re talking about is a crime. Read more on Cracked…
Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence appeared on a 4chan board Sunday following a massive hack; the actress’ publicist confirmed the images are of her. “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” her publicist told TMZ. Lawrence’s naked pics appeared online along with other alleged nude photos of female celebrities who were hacked, including Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, Hope Solo, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer.
Posting on Twitter, Winstead confirmed the photos of her were real and taken by her husband: ”Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. 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.” Other celebs denied the pics, with Victoria Justice tweeting, ”These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*” Ariana Grande’s publicist confirmed to BuzzFeed her alleged nude pics were “completely fake.” [TMZ; BuzzFeed]