A comment on “The Fappening”

As everyone and their cousin knows, a few days ago we had the “Fappening” – the posting of hundreds of stolen / leaked intimate photos of dozens of celebrities. Servers with the photos crashed, opinion forums exploded, and social media burned with claims, objections, and even rape accusations…

I am not going to blame the celebrities. After all, they are adults and can do with their bodies whatever they want. They decided to take sexy photos or videos and then share them with their significant other. There is nothing wrong with that.

Now, I’m not an hypocrite. I saw the pictures and even downloaded a few for my naked ladies collection. Does that make me a “rapist”, “pervert” , or “a destroyer of lives”? A pervert maybe, but not a rapist. I enjoy naked women, and if photos of naked women are available for free, I will look at them…

Now, the only thing celebrities are to be blamed is of being too naive…

I had been using the Internet since the 1990’s. If you had been around since then (or before), you will remember WWW stood for  Wild Wild West. Porn was rampant, both legal and illegal. Until just a few years ago, child porn  and pedophile fantasies were easily accessible.

Celebrities just discovered the web a few years ago and the ease of access thanks to smartphones  made them believe it was safe for them to be around. They began to snap photos, shared them with all of us – their social media followers and “friends” – and suddenly realized they lost the few remnants of privacy they had left.

Look, if you are a celebrity (or plan to become one), please LEARN TO USE YOUR DEVICE!

According to this article from Business Insider, many of you opened yourselves to this invasion of privacy by not understanding how to use your latest gadget. You did not understand how the backup worked and, accidentally, left all those glorious naked photos floating on the cloud. Then a horny guy with the right tools simply snatched them from the ether.

At this time and age, you must be tech savvy. As a human being you deserve your privacy, but as a celebrity, you know your privacy is going to be attacked constantly. Whenever you take one of those photos or videos, you are just creating another door to your private life – and there are some people out there who see those doors as something to be opened one way or another.

Of course, if you don’t want us to look at your boobs, ass, and pussy on the Web, not taking naked photos with your “smart phone” is the surest way of avoiding that to happen. It’s crude, but it’s simple. If you still decide to take those photos because you have the right to enjoy your privacy, just remember to lock the door by learning how the system and the device work.

After all, you just got a reminder that the Web is a huge house with many, many dark rooms and seedy characters…

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