The Internet is
an amazing a weird place. A simple Google search can take you into the darkest depths of the world. Few have learned to control this monster, but many are controlled by it. Time and time again, celebrities have fallen victim to the dirty underworld that is the Internet. But whose fault is it, really?
Let’s be honest; we snap pics all day long. We take pictures of ourselves, our dogs and our food… nothing is safe from our camera lenses. And after the snap comes the post. Now the WHOLE WORLD can see your dog eating a marshmallow. But what about those other pictures? You know exactly what I’m talking about. Maybe your smart enough to skip posting your more private pics, but the nerds are looking for nudes.
Enter Jennifer Lawrence’s boobie pics. Yes, I’ve seen them. I HAD to look. My weird and unstoppable human curiosity took over and made me look. And I’m sure most of you suffer from the same disease. So, are we the dirty ones for looking?
The hacker extraordinaire who managed to find and post these pics is an evil genius. The government is probably searching for him as we speak… not to stop him but to hire him! His geeky habit turned into an Internet super power. But is he the bad guy here?
If you have seen the pics featuring J-Law, Kate Upton Victoria Justice and Kirsten Dunst, you may be questioning their validity. There’s no denying that it is them in the pics, but were they really leaked? A lot can be said about any press is good press, so maybe this was all a ploy.
We use things like iCloud or Photobucket to store everything. Our most personal information floats up to the Cloud and just sits there. But once in the Cloud, it becomes easier for anyone to access it. So, is this a privacy issue? Is technology like iCloud to blame?
This story raises so many questions. We live in a world where privacy is a luxury, not a right. My only advice is snap wisely or delete everything.
What are your thoughts?
Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay