Google is Now Being Sued For Apple's 'Nudegate' iCloud Hack Scandal

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  1. dgstorm

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    For those few who may have missed it, there was a big scandal across the web last month that had a couple of names like "nudegate" and "the fappening." Basically, Apple's iCloud was hacked and a large number of private nude pics of various female celebrities leaked on Reddit. These pics included various celebrities like Kate Upton, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence and many more.

    This was obviously a black eye on Apple's security. Although Apple claimed that the breach wasn't their fault, it turns out the reason the pics were hacked was because iCloud security doesn't have a limit to the number of incorrect password attempts you can make to log into an account. This left it susceptible to a "brute force" attack where thousands of passwords could be randomly generated until one matched.

    You would think that the celebrities would be up in arms and attack Apple for this major security breach, and although that might be partially true, it seems that Google is actually the biggest target of their ire. A Hollywood lawyer named Marty Singer now represents more than a dozen of the celebrities whose pics were stolen and leaked, but he isn't suing Apple, he's suing Google.

    The lawsuit claims that Google has not responded to several take down requests to remove the pics and videos. Supposedly there are still many images on Google sites BlogSpot and YouTube which have not been removed. He is asking for $100 Million in damages and claims that Google has done nothing but sit back and profit from the advertising revenue generated from the leaked nude pics.

    Singer sent a letter to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as executive Eric Schmidt and Google lawyers. Here is a quote with more of the details,

    It will be interesting to see how Google responds to this, and to find out all of the facts. It's entirely possible that Google has attempted to comply with the takedown requests, but has simply been overwhelmed finding them all.

    Regardless, it seems ridiculous to go after Google for not being able to stop all of the pics, when it was Apple's lax security that caused the issue to begin with. If anyone is negligent it was Apple. Share your perspective.

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    Don't really have an opinion on this, but do find it amusing that SnoopDogg is now part owner of Redditt, where all these pictures where originally released.
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    What a bunch of idiots. Ok Google will remove anything related to nudity and celebrity, which would be called censorship similar to communist China and other countries. But still it will always be there. Once it's out on the net, there is no letting cat back inside. Just go to any torrent site and see for yourself. BTW, more leaks are being released EVERY day. Got to love apple lol.
     
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    Apple Fanboys blaming everybody except Apple? I, for one, am shocked.
     
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    Um, welcome to the internet lawyer and celebrities. Although the lawyer already knows it, hes just in it for the money.
     
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    It wasn't that iCloud was hacked, it was those specific accounts using a combination of intelligent guessing and brute force. Maiden names, etc...

    Set up your security questions better and don't use public information for answers.
    Oh and here is something else......
    Stop taking naked pictures and storing them in the cloud.. DOH!

    The epic fail here is on the part of those who put their most intimate information in the cloud.
    They should also know, there is no possible way to honor all the take down requests.
    Even if they use metadata on the original photo. Metadata and watermarks can be modified.

    Once on the net..... Always on the net..... Forever and ever and ever and ever..................
     
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    Regardless of whose being sued, Kim Kardashian and Kaley Cuoco are gorgeous. :D
     
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    Ridiculous...absolutely ridiculous..
     
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    Amber Heard and some of the others for sure! sue google, a very interesting tactic.
     
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    This will not stick. Shame on them for picking on the big guy.
     
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    I'm sure the lawyers are counting on an out of court settlement, typical of ambulance chasers. They'll get their 33-50% of the pie, Hollyweird will stay Hollyweird, Google will make up the loss in a matter of days if that long.

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