GBD, Why are you not talking about the iCloud fiasco?

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Hey GeekBrainDump, I thought I might share what most of us probably know by now – the recent leak of iCloud. You may have seen all those nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Avril Lavigne, and Kate Upton. Why aren’t we talking about this?! Is it not interesting? LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!

Almost a week now, something happened. Dubbed by redditors as “The Fappening” a hacker leaked naked photos of the mentioned celebrities that is backed up to iCloud, the cloud storage service of Apple. Now, leaving the discussions like why this is bad and why God won’t let us in heaven aside, I think that this is a major blow on the credibility of the Cloud as a framework of companies.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Well, just don’t upload anything important on the cloud! Well, then what are we going to upload? Pictures of Cats and Instagram photos of Foods? Well, I think we should define what is important in a business. Surely, Coca-Cola wouldn’t upload their recipe on the cloud. However, is that  August2014_Sales_Report.xlsx important? Well then, We shouldn’t upload it! It may leak and give our competitors how well each of our products sold, right? We wouldn’t want that! Well, if that’s important, then we shouldn’t upload this whole gigabyte of photos we took of the new machine we had just brought in the process. In fact, we shouldn’t upload ANYTHING on the cloud, right? Well, that’s just insanity. But where is the defining line?

There is an advent that says “If you want a really secure computer, you must not connect it to the internet.”. I am just curious what other folks think of this recent security blow to one of the most famous Cloud Services.


Jon Marco Reyes

Marco is a self-proclaimed "geek" and only has a bit of knowledge of what you are talking about. He's constantly curious and wants to know everything. However, he is also easily distracted by his hobbies. In effect, Jon Marco has become a "Jack of all trade, master of none" kind of person. Someone who has an idea of being creative and being technical. He's a College student finishing his Bachelors in Computer Engineering.

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  1. Marquise September 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    The entire Internet is really cloud computing. Do you host your own email or bank? Your probably using servers that someone else else owns. The problem is people think security is permanent but in reality it’s relative.

    Everything is secure until proven insecure.
    The Internet as a whole has been proven insecure. The same applies to many other services like email. The only way to fix the problem would be to scrap everything and start from scratch which will never happen.

    The fact is anytime you give your information over to someone else you loose all control. If you want your information to stay private you don’t turn it over to these companies. The sad fact is the privacy fight is for now a losing battle, even though I’m a privacy advocate.

  2. Bobby Arneth September 9, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Privacy is in a contract so just make sure you read before you “agree”. Otherwise nothing is secure the second it touches a network, hence why any major company doesn’t allow free reign for employees searching the web.

    • Jeff Newman September 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Bobby, I am not sure I understand the relationship between corporate Web filtering for employees and privacy or security. Could you explain further?

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