Are Your Photos Safe?

04 September 2014

It’s happened again. Another hack; this time aimed at photos that no one intended to see the light of day. The commentary overnight from many is that they shouldn’t be seen, shouldn’t be shared or gratuitously re-tweeted — and yet they always are.

The hackers are proudly claiming that they got hold of photos from Apple’s iCloud Photostream service, which automatically syncs photos between iPhones and iPads while storing them in an online “cloud”. This is yet to be confirmed by Apple and has been disputed by others online. However the photos were sourced, this hack marks the latest in a long line of online platforms to have fallen victim to this type of attack in recent months.

To read Keith's article in The Times, click here.

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Keith Schilling

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Keith Schilling has worked at the heart of reputation and privacy law for over three decades and is regarded as an eminent practitioner in his field.

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Joelle specialises in privacy, defamation, private family law and intellectual property rights, with clients ranging from high profile and high-net worth individuals to companies in the financial sphere.

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