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Guy Busted in Hack of Pippa Middleton's Photos

Tried to sell 3K pictures from hacked iCloud account

(Newser) - British cops have charged a 35-year-old man with hacking the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton—complete with some 3,000 images—then promptly trying to sell its contents to two UK tabloids for about $65,000, reports the BBC . The thief contacted the Sun and the Daily Mail under the... More »

Apple Won't Unlock Devices for Police— Because It Can't

New encryption code keeps everyone—even Apple—out of private user info

(Newser) - Even cops with a warrant to pull private user data off of someone's fancy new iPhone or iPad might be out of luck—Apple says that with the release of iOS 8, it's now not physically possible for even the company itself to access that info, reports the... More »

Hackers Used Police Tool to Steal Celeb Photos

'Wired' reports on software that's easy to obtain

(Newser) - Hackers who stole nude photos of female celebs used software intended for police and spies to parse data from iPhones, reports Wired . "What this demonstrates is that even without explicit backdoors, law enforcement has powerful tools that might not always stay in law enforcement," a forensic tech expert... More »

Some of Those Celeb Nude Photos Are Child Porn

McKayla Maroney: I'm underage in stolen photos

(Newser) - Some Internet users who started out gleeful about the leak of celebrities' nude photos are now busy trying to scrub their hard drives of child porn. Lawyers for McKayla Maroney, who turned 18 in December, say the Olympic gymnast was under 18 when the photos of her were taken and... More »

Apple: Celebrity Hack Wasn't iCloud's Fault

It finds no breach in the system, calls attack 'targeted' on individuals' passwords

(Newser) - Apple has wrapped up a 40-hour investigation that began when news broke about leaked celeb photos , and it insists that iCloud is safe, reports the Verge . Hackers did indeed get access to the photos of Jennifer Lawrence and others, but those "accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack... More »

On Hunt for Nude-Photo Hackers: FBI, Apple, Reddit

'Find My iPhone' bug may be source of leak

(Newser) - Who is behind the huge leak of celebrities' nude photos ? The FBI says it is "addressing" the photo dump, Apple says it is "actively investigating" reports that its iCloud service was breached, the Los Angeles Times reports—and Reddit users are also on the case. Redditors have... More »

Apple Turning iCloud Into Instagram Wannabe

New version will allow you to share, comment on photos

(Newser) - Apple is planning a complete overhaul for its iCloud service, transforming it from a basic cloud storage service into a photo-sharing service à la Instagram, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . At the moment, iCloud just lets you store a single "photo stream" online and access it from any... More »

Greenpeace Slams Apple's 'Dirty' iCloud

Company disputes Greenpeace's data center figures

(Newser) - Apple is the worst offender among tech giants relying on "dirty energy" like coal to fuel gigantic data centers, according to a scathing Greenpeace report released this week. The report also slammed Amazon and Microsoft for excessive energy use, while praising Facebook, Google, and Yahoo for their efforts to... More »

Steve Jobs Unveils iCloud, New iOS

Apple also unveils new version of Mac OS

(Newser) - Steve Jobs took a break from his medical leave to show off some major new Apple software today, including its hotly anticipated new cloud computing service. The service, predictably dubbed “iCloud,” lets users keep all manner of data online, including books, apps, and music, syncing it all across... More »

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