Saturday, September 27, 2014

#shutdown4chan

Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures - The Fappening
4chan must go
The Fappening is still happening, and it's disgusting how little is being done about it. Last week, a second wave of nude photos ("The Fappening 2: The Second Cumming") was released by 4chan hackers, victimizing Jennifer Lawrence (again), Kim Kardashian, Meagan Good, music video model Emily Ratajkowski and Gabrielle Union, among others.

Yesterday, The Fappening 3: The Res-Erection unfolded, releasing a slew of private photos of Mena Suvari, Kelli Garner, Olympic gold medalist Misty-May Treanor and Step Up actress Briana Evigan. Sure, the FBI is "addressing" the stolen photos, but no arrests have yet been made. Apple, meanwhile, whose flawed iCloud security is at the base of all this, released the following statement earlier in September:

After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone.

Which is, of course, exactly what you would expect them to say with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus being launched September 19.

All of these investigations and statements are lackadaisical at best, and that's why - in hindsight - I was a big fan of EmmaYouAreNext.com, an anti-4chan stunt by fake marketing firm Rantic Marketing.


Emma Watson nudes
It's something
The website had a countdown clock on it and threatened to release nude photos of Harry Potter actress Emma Watson. EmmaYouAreNext.com appeared hours after Watson, a Goodwill Ambassador for UN women and one of the internet's darlings, had made a very powerful speech for gender equality to the UN General Assemby earlier this week.

More than 48 million internauts flocked to the site, which by midnight on Wednesday redirected to Rantic Marketing's website, where the clock had been replaced by a #shutdown4chan banner and an open letter to President Barack Obama to make work of censorship and end 4chan.

The Fappening 2014

Rantic, unfortunately, is not a real "marketing company hired by celebrity publicists" as it claims on its website, but this amount of awareness is priceless.

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