Known as Celebgate?
I think you mean "The Fappening".
A fourth man has admitted stealing Hollywood stars' private nude photos that eventually leaked online in what became known as Celebgate. George Garofano, 26, of Northford, Connecticut, USA, pleaded guilty this week to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. The FBI reckons Garofano …
"Yes, but as a factual organisation, you should really know that generally it's is not known as the sterile "celebgate" name, but as "The Fappening" from slashdot to reddit to the piratebay." Yeah, plus "the Fappening" not just sounds better but is in keeping with El Reg's traditional "one-of-the-lads" tone. Hate to think El Reg was going PC......
Eh, I dunno. We called it The Fappening in the past, and it just seemed the name had morphed to Celebgate.
And I'm all about a writing style that's like your mate at the local boozer. Just not so sure about playing into the hands of a bunch of 4chan degenerates jerking off over people's stolen private images, so to speak.
Appending -gate to anything under the sun is just dumb though.
"Watergate" was a hotel and the story around it has clear politicial connotations and the smell of corruption in high spheres. No political connection anywhere here, just the usual low-brow smash-and-grabbing.
Would anyone call an event whereby dumb brownshirts smash up H&R stores under the name of anti-racism "H&R-gate"? Well, maybe. It is 2018.
He could have waited. Nude pics are now published with authorization.
You can have a look at JL next flick: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2873282/
Racist(*) Slasher Soft Porn. Snapdragon (1993) redone for the 21st century with s/Chinese/Russians/g.
Isn't this a lovely casting for the "USA Teenage Idol". Makes you wonder under which bridge they found the director and the screenwriter for that. But c'est la vie, enemy has to be vilified by all means necessary.
(*)I want to see exactly how long it will take before a Hollywood director is lynch-mobbed if he does the same movie with s/Russian/Israeli/g or s/Russian/South African/g for example. But, Racist Slasher Soft Porn with Russians in the main role, that's grand.
"....enemy has to be vilified by all means necessary....." Are you trying to pretend that "honey pots" aren't a specialty of the KGB and FSB? Clayton Lonetree might want to disagree. One of the reasons the CIA found it better to offer freedom and asylum whilst the KGB used honey pots was because Russia was and still is - as Trump would put it - a sh*thole no-one in their right mind would want to "escape" to.
Because they don't know that is what is happening. It's "magic" how when the iPhone breaks a new one automatically gets rebuilt once the account details are entered, or that they can access the same data on their iPad or iMac etc.
It never crosses their minds to wonder how all that happens.
In my iPhone days I took a picture of a plant at my local nursery. Next thing I know that phone is making daily backups to Apple of 'em crappy pics and decimating my monthly bandwidth allowance.
(Laugh all you want but I live in a backward country where we pay the mobile tsotsi's, er.., operators through the nose for a very modest amount of monthly mobile hinternet access).
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