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Jennifer Lawrence: Photo Leak Is 'a Sex Crime'

She talks about her anger at leaked pictures in 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence has finally spoken out on her leaked nude photos, and she's not pulling any punches in a new Vanity Fair interview: "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting." She adds that laws must change:... More »

Nude-Photo Hackers Hit 1st Male Celeb

Hulk Hogan's son Nick targeted in 4th round of photos

(Newser) - The hackers who bombarded the Internet with naked photos of hundreds of celebrities ranging from Jennifer Lawrence to Kim Kardashian have released their fourth round and it is notable for a couple of reasons. First, as TMZ reports, they've at last targeted their first male victim in Nick Hogan,... More »

Celebs Threaten Huge Suit Against Google Over Stolen Photos

Attorney likens company to NFL in Ray Rice case, says $100M case possible

(Newser) - A scathing letter from an attorney on behalf of celebs whose nude photos were stolen threatens Google with a $100 million lawsuit unless it gets more aggressive in keeping the photos off the Internet, reports the Hollywood Reporter . Among the jabs in the letter written by high-profile attorney Marty Singer:... More »

EmmaYouAreNext.com: What It Was Really About

Emma Watson nude photo 'threats' actually a hoax

(Newser) - If you heard that Emma Watson might be the next celebrity to have nude photos leaked to the public, well, you heard wrong. EmmaYouAreNext.com , the website threatening to release naked pictures to retaliate against Watson for her recent pro-feminism speech , is actually run by Rantic Marketing—and it was... More »

Key Redditor in Celeb Leak: My Privacy's Being Invaded

Vents frustration in Reddit chat

(Newser) - A central figure in the emergence of hacked celebrity nude photos is facing media scrutiny, and he's not particularly enjoying it. Following a Washington Post story on him, Reddit user Johnsmcjohn expressed frustration. "Why is my being on an asexuality website or an Aspergers board relevant" to his... More »

Art Exhibit Plans to Show Celebrities' Hacked Photos

Florida gallery insists it's about art, not exploitation

(Newser) - This exhibit isn't likely to get much A-list approval: Florida's Cory Allen Contemporary Art Showroom plans to include some of the recent hacked nude photos of celebrities as part of an art show titled "No Delete." The St. Petersburg gallery tells Fox News that the October... 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 »

Clicking on Stolen Celeb Photos Is Not Sexual Assault

'Time' columnist: Labeling it so dilutes the real meaning of the term

(Newser) - What has happened to Jennifer Lawrence, McKayla Maroney , and other celebrities who have had their nude photos splashed across the Internet is both criminal and despicable, writes Charlotte Alter at Time . And while it "is an enormous violation of personal privacy and sexual autonomy," it is not "... 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 »

No, Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn't 'Laugh It Off'

And don't tell her she should have expected it either, say columnists

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence is getting all kinds of advice from strangers on how to handle the leak of her private photos , and two unfortunate themes have emerged, observes Amanda Hess at Slate . Lawrence should "laugh it off," and she should stop taking nude photos of herself because what did... 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 »

Celeb Photo 'Hack' Really a Sex Crime

Blaming the celebs is like blaming any sex-crime victim

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence and the other celebrities who had their personal nude photos dumped online have not merely been "scrutinized" or "hacked"—they've been sexually violated for the whole world to see, writes Van Badham at the Guardian . As a sex crime, "it deserves the same... More »

Teacher's Ill-Advised Field Trip: to Strip Club

Plus: A teaching assistant accidentally emails nude pics to students

(Newser) - Here's an extracurricular activity that won't look so great on your kid's college applications: visiting a strip club with his chemistry teacher. Travis Lechien, 31, was fired from Indiana's Hanover Central High School on Tuesday for allegedly taking teens to a strip club to celebrate a... More »

10 Stars in Nude Photo Scandals

The latest: Shiri Appleby

(Newser) - It seems almost a rite of passage for a celebrity to have a nude scandal. Shiri Appleby (a guest star on Girls) is the latest to have a naked photo allegedly of her leak, so ETOnline rounds up 10 more to keep her company:
  • Kanye West: He sent revealing pictures
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Harry on Naked Photos: I Was Too Much Army, Too Little Prince

As Vegas mayor wants him to come back, visit

(Newser) - Prince Harry opens up about his naked Las Vegas photo scandal in video obtained by the Telegraph , blaming himself for letting himself and his family down. "It was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army, and not enough prince. It's a simple case of... More »

ScarJo Nude-Photo Hacker Gets 10 Years

Christopher Chaney stole intimate celebrity photos

(Newser) - The hacker who stole nude photos of Scarlett Johansson and dozens of other women and posted some online has been given a 10-year sentence, TMZ reports. Christopher Chaney , 36, must also pay $76,000 to Johansson, Christina Aguilera, and actress Renee Olstead. Judge S. James Otero sentenced him in LA... More »

Oh, Goody: There May Be Naked Pics of William, Too

Prince is included in some of the Kate Middleton snaps: sources

(Newser) - In the middle of a larger piece about how the Kate Middleton topless photos are a moneymaker for porn websites, Telegraph writer Willard Foxton drops this little bombshell: There are nearly 300 images from Kate's French vacation with Prince William being shopped around, according to newspaper editors. Just 24... More »

Harry's Vegas Girl: He Was Naked When I Got There

Carrie Reichert spills more than you wanted to know about Harry and air guitar

(Newser) - What happened in Vegas continues to bludgeon the rest of the world over the head: Seems one of the young ladies who partied with Prince Harry during his now-regrettable boozy weekend in Sin City has given an interview, with British-born Carrie Reichert telling the Daily Mirror that she was among... More »

Harry Upset With Royal Self

He's still reeling from Vegas party

(Newser) - The chastisement continues for poor Prince Harry after he was caught buck naked on film. He even "let himself down" when he took off his clothes while playing strip billiards in his Las Vegas suite last week, say friends. "He's very disappointed with the fact that he... More »

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