Apple iCloud Nude Celebrity Pictures Hack

Apple provides key new details on the massive iCloud hack of nude celebrity pics

By on September 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM.

Apple provides key new details on the massive iCloud hack of nude celebrity pics

Apple is needless to say not very happy that some hackers figured out how to swipe a trove of nude celebrity pictures that were uploaded onto iCloud but the company is insisting that the problem has nothing to do with iCloud’s overall security. More →

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iCloud Nude Celebrities Photo Hacker

Claimed hacker behind iCloud nude photos theft says it took ‘months’ of planning to pull off heist

By on September 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Claimed hacker behind iCloud nude photos theft says it took ‘months’ of planning to pull off heist

Hacking into iCloud and swiping nude photos of various celebrities isn’t a one-night operation — it apparently takes months of planning. The Daily Mail notices that a man who has claimed responsibility for this week’s big iCloud photo heist has posted details about how long it took to supposedly pull off the hack. The man, who is now apparently being investigated by the FBI, apparently headed up a group of hackers who were collectively responsible for the theft. More →

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The Fappening Nude Celebrities Photos

Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiasco

By on September 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiasco

Personal data from various celebrities – nude photos and videos allegedly belonging to many well-known personalities from various entertainment businesses – have been stolen by a hacker or group of hackers and posted online a few days ago, an event known online as “the Fappening.” While some celebrities denied the leaked pictures, others confirmed their existence, and it looks like both Applewhose iCloud service might have been somehow compromised in this particular hack – and the FBI are investigating the matter, The Register reports. More →

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Celebrities Nude Pictures iCloud

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

By on September 1, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

After a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. More →

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iCloud Hack Celebrities Nude Pictures

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack

By on September 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack

With just over a week to go until the iPhone 6 is finally unveiled, Apple’s most important product launch of the year, the company may have a major scandal to deal with that’s directly related to its iOS ecosystem. Mashable reports that hackers managed to break into a number of iCloud accounts belonging to certain celebrities, and alleged nude photos and even compromising videos have been posted as a result. More →

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Apple iCloud Hack Statement

Apple denies iCloud breach let hackers take iPhones hostage

By on May 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple denies iCloud breach let hackers take iPhones hostage

Apple still hasn’t responded publicly to reports that hackers have breached Apple’s iCloud system and hacked it in order to unlock stolen iPhones. While that doesn’t bode well, the company did at least respond to a more recent series of reports of another iCloud breach that allowed hackers to digitally hijack iPhones and hold them hostage for a ransom. More →

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Apple iCloud Hacked

Did hackers just breach Apple’s iCloud?

By on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Did hackers just breach Apple’s iCloud?

A Dutch team of hackers that calls itself “Doulci” claims to be the first group ever to hack Apple’s iCloud system. According to a report from Dutch news organization De Telegraaf, the hackers purchase stolen phones that have been locked for between $50 and $150 each. They then use a security vulnerability in order to access Apple’s iCloud system and unlock the phones, which are then sold for a large profit.

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Apple iCloud Vs. Google Vs. Microsoft

How Apple blew its shot to rule the cloud

By on May 13, 2014 at 12:30 AM.

How Apple blew its shot to rule the cloud

Although “Apple is doomed” stories are overblown and ridiculous, that doesn’t mean there aren’t areas where Apple has significantly fallen behind the competition. One of these areas is in the realm of online services, where Apple has failed to develop anything close in scope or quality to Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google’s Google Maps. More →

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Apple CDN provider

How Apple could dramatically improve iCloud’s performance

By on February 4, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

How Apple could dramatically improve iCloud’s performance

Apple is working on its own content delivery network (CDN), a move which could improve iCloud’s performance. According to a report from Dan Rayburn at StreamingMediaBlog.com, Apple has made key hires in the industry and is currently working to build its own CDN. Apple has traditionally relied on third-party CDNs, such as Akamai or Level 3. More →

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Dropbox CEO Houston Interview iCloud

iCloud was Jobs’ best shot at killing Dropbox… and it missed badly

By on November 20, 2013 at 1:25 PM.

iCloud was Jobs’ best shot at killing Dropbox… and it missed badly

It looks like Steve Ballmer wasn’t the only famous tech CEO who underestimated Dropbox’s staying power. ITBusiness.ca reports that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston this week recounted how late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs tried to buy out his company a few years ago and then vowed to kill off Dropbox when Houston refused to sell it to him. Jobs then took his best shot at Dropbox when he unveiled iCloud back in 2011 as Apple’s own cloud storage service that was deeply integrated with its popular iTunes software. More →

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Apple iCloud Criticism

Apple takes heat over ‘nightmare’ iCloud syncing problems

By on March 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM.

Apple takes heat over ‘nightmare’ iCloud syncing problems

As we’ve seen multiple times from MobileMe to iOS Maps, online services are Apple’s (AAPL) most glaring weakness. And now it seems that we can add iCloud to the list of Apple’s online service follies, because many third-party developers are hopping mad at what they describe as Apple’s failure to make iCloud seamlessly integrate and sync up with third-party application data. In a lengthy and detailed piece over at The Verge, Ellis Hamburger talks with several disgruntled developers who say, among other things, that “iCloud hasn’t worked out for us,” that “it just doesn’t work,” that it creates “issues that take hours to resolve and… can permanently corrupt your account,” and that it’s “a developer’s worst nightmare… it’s frustrating, maddening, and costs hundreds of support hours.” More →

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iCloud Most Popular

iCloud revealed as America’s most-used cloud storage service

By on March 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM.

iCloud revealed as America’s most-used cloud storage service

Apple (AAPL) may not have the best reputation for online services but that hasn’t stopped its iCloud online storage service from becoming the most-used cloud service in the United States. A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that 27% American web users user iCloud, giving it a lead of 10 percentage points over runner-up Dropbox, which is used by 17% of American web users. What makes Dropbox’s share remarkable is that, as Strategy Analytics notes, it “has no associated content ecosystem,” which should seemingly put it at a disadvantage compared to iCloud, Amazon’s (AMZN) Cloud Drive and Google (GOOG) Play. So the fact that Dropbox ranks only behind Apple for the title of America’s most-used cloud service is impressive, especially for a company that Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer recently dismissed as a “little startup.” Strategy Analytics’ full press release is posted below. More →

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Apple iCloud apps updated with iOS-like notifications

By on September 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM.

Apple iCloud apps updated with iOS-like notifications

Apple iCloud Notifications Launch

In preparation for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, Apple (AAPL) has updated its iCloud website. New Web apps in iCloud include Notes and Reminders, but that’s not all: To bring the iCloud experience ever closer to that of iOS, there is now a notifications bar that pops up when users receive new emails, events, reminders and so on, as well as iOS-style badges that update in real-time. As it stands, users will need to have the iCloud website open in a window or tab in order to get real-time notifications, but the same can be said for any other cloud-based service that can be viewed in a browser. As Apple adds more Web apps to iCloud, the service is slowly gaining appeal.

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