Celebrities threaten Google with $100M lawsuit for failing to remove hacked nude images

By Justin Kahn · 32 replies
Oct 2, 2014
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  1. It appears that recent celebrity nude leaks were largely due to Apple's lack of security with iCloud. Many believe, simple, old-school brute force hacks were used to access accounts, but now it looks like Google could be on the hook...

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  2. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    Wow, so because Apple failed to protect their cloud accounts, they're going to sue Google? Google can only take down images and moderate content so fast.
    waqasr, robb213, Arris and 1 other person like this.
  3. I keep forgetting that rich & famous people deserve privileged treatment far and above what everyone else does.

    How silly of me.
    stewi0001 and Arris like this.
  4. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 162   +15

    I hope google responds with this
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Why do theses mutts have nude photos of themselves on their phones in the first place?

    Oh, wait, so they'll get hacked and they can ride the publicity wave. Then float in the warm tide of public sympathy.

    Then sue Google if their next movie is a flop. Which is the case, more often than not.

    It's hard being uber rich and famous! Damned hard, I tell you....:'(
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014
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  6. aspleme

    aspleme TS Enthusiast Posts: 56

    They weren't on the phones... that's the problem. All pity for their violation, but seriously? Keep that off the cloud.
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    Hope the suit goes down in flames. It isn't Google's job to clean up their and Apple's mess.
    Arris likes this.
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    Privilege has nothing to do with it. Buy yourself a high-dollar lawyer and you can cause all the same noise these chicks do. Not being able to afford one isn't privilege, it's economics.
  9. Quick question:

    Saving these nude photos on iCloud is as same as placing your money and gold in the bank (safety deposit locker)?
  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    its a box full of photos in a locked abandoned warehouse. Sure its locked but some brute force can get you in pretty easily.

    These celebrities have my sympathy, they really do, but it pays to know how the technology you use actually works. Id bet most of the victims hardly understood what iCloud was or what it was doing.
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  11. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Disney magic
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    And this is why boys and girls, on the eighth day, man invented the hard disc drive. Oh yeah, and don't forget to NOT plug in that funny looking CAT-6 cable.

    In any event, I only go looking for photos of people who were both paid, and willing, to have their nude photos published on the internet. Is there something wrong with me?:confused:
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2014
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  13. gibbstar

    gibbstar TS Enthusiast Posts: 34   +6

    This is ridiculous. Are you gonna sue the Interstate for providing the road space that the criminal used when he stole your car??
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  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    No, it not, "ridiculous". It's "modern life". Unless you're saying that modern life is ridiculous, then I Concur.
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  15. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Is it really Google's responsibility? Please tell me there is more to it than that and I'm not understanding something here...
  16. I googled for 20 mins to try and find these nude pics. Couldn't find them. If that's not protection by Google, I don't know what is.
  17. ^
    Google images dont have those, but google results show the websites which has them.
  18. chip igmo

    chip igmo TS Member Posts: 51

    What hacked images? pics or it did not happen.
  19. Google should counter sue the celebs for uploading naked pics to apple.

    Some people need to grow up and take responsibility, all of them.
  20. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    Google can't remove those pictures completely because they will be reuploaded again, people have them on their hard drives. These celebrities think they are above everyone else and that Google can do whatever they wish. Who the hell gave them money?
  21. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    Well im happy google is not doing the takedowns. we are not in a country where users are censored and their search results filtered.

    if you going sue someone sue the guy that has them on his website but again its the same has above.
  22. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Way to go. When your 'tasteful art' pics get swiped from your Google cloud account and get plastered all over the internet (because you were too stupid to use a 2 stage verification) then you get some high priced over rated mouthpiece to sue Apple and hope for the best.
  23. Google has taken little or no action to stop these outrageous violations.. Can Google sue them back? because all of these outrageous violations caused by their own stu-pidity taking their own nude pictures
  24. Frank Barnett

    Frank Barnett TS Rookie Posts: 61   +6

    Correct me if I am woing but I thought Apple said the Icloud was not at fault why does everybody keep saying they are at fault
  25. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 286   +92

    Google is not storing the pics, so how can they possibly remove them? Look at iCloud.

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