A Minnesota woman has been charged with stealing racy photos of Cleveland Indians centerfielder Grady Sizemore from the email account of his Playboy bunny girlfriend. The 15-photo set, which Sizemore shot himself with his cellphone, were posted to the internet about a year ago, although most have since been removed, following …
Technology's biggest weakness......
.......the individual brain-dead plank that owns it.
Proposed collective noun for social networking aficionados: "a thicket".
I thought is was "a hivemind?"
"Look, there goes a hivemind of facebook users."
Hmm.....yes, it has rather pleasant........
.........alliterative possibilities - how about a "thicket of thickies"?
Assumes facts not in evidence ...
The inability to think for one's self? The constant burning need for reassurance? The drive to conform? Sounds like a hivemind* to me!
*Hivemind in this context being an "intelligence" that requires the distribution of processing across many nodes. Descisions such as "do I look fat in this" completly overwhelm the processing power of indiviual nodes in the hive.
Oh I see
It's someone else's fault that your so flipping stupid as to upload dodgy pics of yourself to a website that has laughable, nay practically non-existent security.
Then again you don't get to be a famous porn-star by your IQ alone I suppose!
what an unfortunate surname
... and another one bites the dust
I wonder if he's heard of a lady that goes by the name of Barbara?
The biggest problem these days with protecting accounts is that you have so much information to store that it's getting difficult to remember it all...
My ISP purchased the largest web forum that was used to slate them, so my ISP got personal details of me and everything I have ever said about them, probably the private msg's on the forum were logged too, nice eh?..
And I have been put on two mailing list because of other forum/account movements from one company to another..
My school, dob, name, address, phone, and even email addresses change between nearly every site I visit, and this means I have to use a large spreadsheet to actually keep up with my accounts.
As for the person stealing pics that were once public, charge her for petty theft and let her be on her way.
Can we please stop calling this sort of thing theft - same with the "Climategate emails".
A common element of theft in its various forms in various jurisdictions is "intent to deprive someone of the use of something". The owner of the images still has them. Making copies is NOT theft.
Cause in California theft is define as taking some thing that does not belong to you. It says nothing about the intent to deprive the owner . in this case the files were consider property and was taken with out permission.
CAL. PEN. CODE § 484 :
Good point, but ...
... if I have a boxful of something (comics, bottles of beer, garden tools, whatever) in my backyard and you hop my fence and take some of them, is it not theft even though your intent was probably not to deny me use of the full boxful but to get a bit for yourself? "Taking without permission" would make it theft regardless of intent (although I can see exceptions for emergencies).
Well, that's hardly an argument...
...it was only a month ago that California removed from law the requirement for state health officials to seek the "causes and cures of homosexuality."
Just because it's law in California, doesn't mean it makes sense.
Yes it is theft
@StuartMcL If someone takes or uses something of yours that they have no right to most people will call that theft. It might not meet the legal definition of theft, but most people unlike freetarding fuckwits, don't carry about copies of Smith's Law of Theft, or Archibold on Criminal Evidence. Actually I doubt that freetarding fuckwits carry those about either, mostly they spout crap from other freetards on slashdot.
@StuartMcL they can charge her with many things including,
unauthorised access, invasion of privacy. putting naked pictures on the internet where children might see them, copyright violations...
The owner of the pictures still has them.
Please someone explain....
,,, WTF the pics were doing in an EMAIL account, if not to send from hither to thither (as opposed, for the slow thinkers out there, to simple storage for private access).