You would think with the sheer number of the revealing pictures floating around the internet the whole concept would have lost its appeal by now or people would have learnt a thing or two.
I’m talking about exposed celebrity photos and I guess by now you are familiar with this scandal .
One starlet has over 55 revealing pics online at last count! Fifty-five! More have just been released and the celebrity victims have set legions of lawyers upon Google to take down the private pictures, all hacked from private accounts. So if you already have another tab open searching for the pictures you are out of luck Buck and shame on you!
As far removed as it seems, this whole debacle stands as a cautionary tale for us the simple folk and not only our celebrities. Thanks to our cellular phones almost everyone has access to a camera.
Statistics show that the “Selfie” has taken the world by storm with over a million selfies being taken every day. I guess what this shows us is that clothing is optional in a good number of these photos. Couples are also requesting more intimate photos of each other too these days.
At the height of love it may seem like a good idea to take that intimate snap for their eyes only, but usually, after breakups and through simple carelessness those photos will sometimes make it to social media forums at the most inopportune time.
For the ordinary Zimbo inappropriate pictures are becoming a weekly occurrence as couples try to humiliate each other in by distributing the videos on those Facebook closed groups that specialise in discussing bedroom issues.(Find them yourself I am not posting a link! Shame on you again!)
I keep photos online. As an android user I rely on Google+ Photos App to upload and my photos I rarely share them. It is an automated process that happens whenever I log into a Wi-Fi network.
If I ever got hacked (and this is not a challenge please!) the worst photo you would find is an uncombed hair #WokeUpLikeThis selfie. My point is just say no. Do not give in to the temptation to take that risqué photo, it just is not worth it!
At least have the good sense to crop your face out of the picture, so you can have a little deniability! Let’s not forget that the internet is forever.
If you are so overwhelmed by love and you have run out of words to describe how you feel about this person, please grab a dictionary instead! Write a letter! Not your cell phone camera! When you have a rash in a place that is physiologically hard to see the camera is not the solution. Go to the doctor.
Internet privacy is a myth. Today’s safest servers are going to be so easy to hack tomorrow. If you have sensitive photos then I would suggest installing an app like Vaulty.
Vaulty is a password protected gallery that also uses the front-facing camera to take pictures of anyone trying to access the app without your password. It’s good for laughs and eye-opening at revealing exactly how many people are trying to get into your private business.
How do you secure your phone and is it enough to keep your personal information adequately private? Which apps or tools use? For the benefit of countless people feel free to share in the comments below.