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A new round of what appear to be private, naked photos of female celebrities including US television reality star Kim Kardashian have apparently been leaked online. The latest stash of pics, which seemed to include two naked selfies taken by Kardashian with a Blackberry handset, were easily accessible on Twitter late on …

  1. Graham Marsden
    Meh

    Whilst the security failure is worrying...

    ... I do have to say "Who?"

    (Followed by "and why should I care?")

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Whilst the security failure is worrying...

      I envy your ignorance.

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: Whilst the security failure is worrying...

        Apparently someone needs to cover up the latest economic data underneath sex-suffused front page gossip?

      2. Vociferous

        Re: Whilst the security failure is worrying...

        I still find her easy on the eyes. So sue me.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Whilst the security failure is worrying...

      Worrying?

      Not if it was a deliberate act on her part due to falling popularity.

    3. The C Man

      Re: Whilst the security failure is worrying...

      They may have been taken on a Blackberry but that doesn't mean they were hacked from Blackberry. If they are uploaded to the web and hacked from there they will still show the details of what they were taken on, the speed and aperture and whether flash was used.

      It's noticeable that there is no insinuation in the report that they were hacked from a Blackberry device. That would have been big news.

    4. Haku

      Re: "Who?"

      Apparently someone who's famous for being famous.

      I got a migrane trying to work that one out :(

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Whilst the security failure is worrying...

      Didn't know that Blackberries had such a wide angle lens to be able to fit her fat arse in shot.

      Rather appropriate to use one though considering her history of poor taste and being available for pretty much anything black. As far as I can see this is all she is apparently famous for, and has no other talents!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Whilst the security failure is worrying...

        Didn't know that Blackberries had such a wide angle lens to be able to fit her fat arse in shot.

        Fat and flaccid.

  2. mafoo
    Mushroom

    Removal

    Instead of just removing theses (alleged) photos of Kim whatshername from the internet, could we kindly remove all reference to her - and never mention her ever again.

    1. Paul Hovnanian Silver badge

      Re: Removal

      Please.

      Save whatever is left if the dignity of my people.

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: Removal

        That kind of prayer might well lead to a liberating action by the US air force. You don't want that.

        1. Brandon 2
          Mushroom

          Re: Removal

          Wouldn't we?

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Removal

        Save whatever is left if the dignity of my people.

        I have grown up in one of the 3 countries with largest Armenian diasphoras so I have a pretty good idea how a prety Armenian girl can look like. Based on these recollections, frankly, she looks anything but Armenian. That behind with the gross displacement of a Queen Elisabeth class aircraft carrier can be (and probably is) from somewhere further south.

        So IMHO the dignity is not being infringed in the first place.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Removal

      Could I suggest that The Register raises their game a little and sticks to iDevice/Android rumours rather than attempting to move your user base into the realm of celebtards?

      While there is a vague IT aspect in providing information about porn, I'm sure your audience is technically capable of finding that without your assistance.

      If you wish to provide assistance to your readers, maybe recommend doctors that have experience treating badly scratched eyeballs for those who have witnessed these images...

  3. Vociferous

    She's already released a sex tape.

    When you've released footage of yourself being banged doggystyle, it doesn't seem as if nude selfies would be a very big deal.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: She's already released a sex tape.

      "a sex tape"

      What? Is that a bondage accessory or was this back in 1990's?

      1. Haku

        Re: She's already released a sex tape.

        Modern language uptake isn't as fast as new technology uptake, which is why some people will still say 'saved to disc' on devices that have solid state storage.

      2. Lamont Cranston

        Re: She's already released a sex tape.

        "sex file" just doesn't sound right. Unless it involved David Duchovny, I suppose.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: She's already released a sex tape.

          "sex file" just doesn't sound right. Unless it involved David Duchovny, I suppose.

          Seen that one, you're not missing much.

      3. Darryl

        Re: She's already released a sex tape.

        Also why you still dial a phone.

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  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Finally

    the answer to the IT angle queries that get posted when Paris Hilton-style stories creep into El Reg

  5. TeeCee Gold badge
    Alert

    Someone call the ASA!

    It seems that in their frantic desperation to drum up the odd sale or two, !=RIMs advertising hasn't so much crossed the line as flown over it and nuked it in passing.

    1. Zog_but_not_the_first Silver badge
      Thumb Down

      Re: Someone call the ASA!

      Yep. Smells like a blatant publicity stunt.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Someone call the ASA!

        Not that I would ever look at such pictures, but I understand it is the kind of Blackberry they are trying to kill off. If it had been taken with the new square one (code name "Desperation"), I might agree with you.

        I'm waiting for the Twitter leak of Lady Gaga, Rihanna et al in burkhas. ISIS is supposed to be full of horny youths, won't someone think of them?

  6. phil dude
    Coat

    is it just me....

    ...but every time I hear about the Kard*shns I think of the reptilian species from one of the flavours of Star Trek...I can't help myself.

    anyone else?

    P.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: is it just me....

      Ahh yes, the Cardys

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: is it just me....

        Reptilian sex is not very exciting though.

        1. Anomalous Cowturd
          Happy

          Re: Reptilian sex is not very exciting though.

          I'm a reptile.

          I don't do nothin' 'til I'm warm!

          +1 internet for the first to name the singer.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Reptilian sex is not very exciting though.

            Lemmy?

            "If you squeeze my lizard"

            "I'll put my snake in you"

            "I'm a romantic adventure"

            "And I'm a reptile too.."

            1. Anomalous Cowturd
              Pint

              Re: Reptilian sex is not very exciting though.

              John Watts, formerly of cult 70s - 80s band Fischer-Z.

              I'm a reptile - From the album Thirteen stories high.

              Very talented guy. I'm surprised one of my fellow commentards didn't get it.

              I'll just splash out on a virtual beer for myself.

        2. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

          Re: is it just me....

          Considering recent experiments, reptilian sex in space can even be fatal.

        3. P. Lee Silver badge
          Trollface

          Re: is it just me....

          > Reptilian sex is not very exciting though.

          The Beeb disagrees

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: is it just me....

      Damn.

      I thought it *was*. I wondered why West would want to marry and bump uglies with a lizard......

      1. Haku

        Re: is it just me....

        Lizard? I thought she was a Hobbit...

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWPsGV3HpZQ

  7. Frankee Llonnygog

    Wake me up when someone releases a pic of a celeb with clothes on

    Preferably those fitted by the mortician.

  8. Joe 35

    This reminds me of that apocryphal farmer personal ad;

    "Wife wanted." Must have tractor.Send picture of tractor".

    So, whats the Blackberry model used? Anyone know?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      So, whats the Blackberry model used? Anyone know?

      I don't know and I haven't looked, but probably a 9900. They were quite popular because they are quite solid, have a decent keyboard, and of course worked with BES. Therefore, little brain needed to migrate from an earlier model. I think too that they are rather less liable than iPhones to break when dropped, always an important consideration with slebs.

      They are also clunky, have a tiny screen, not very good battery life, pathetic camera, and cost too much - all the reasons why Blackberry are now in such a state.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: So, whats the Blackberry model used? Anyone know?

        Except you're judging Blackberry on 10 year old phones. It's like calling out the state of Samsung based on their featurephones of yesteryear. And not say, the Z30.

  9. Leeroy Silver badge

    Think of the mrs

    I'm sure my mrs would love to see some pics of that kardash woman's other half, is she still clinging on to an f1 driver ? Please link if you find any :p

    1. Martin-73 Silver badge

      Re: Think of the mrs

      I need sleep, I first thought "why does F1 need a driver, surely windows launches help by itself..."

  10. zen1

    ok, but seriously...

    Who hasn't already seen her ass? As it was mentioned in an earlier post, this is an attention grab, which brings me to my next rant... What the hell has she done to deserve all the notoriety she gets? Her entry into the world of the rich and famous was riding on her late fathers coat tails AND a porn tape. Past that, nothing of any significance. I feel sorry for the Jenner side of the house hold. Those poor children will forever be labeled as a Kardashian, or guilty by association.

    I think the biggest travesty is that more people look to her as a "role model" than real heros, or people more deserving of the of the honor.

    I weep for the future of humanity, especially the morons who keep validating people like ms. kardashian-west.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: ok, but seriously...

      "Her entry into the world of the rich and famous was riding on her late fathers coat tails AND a porn tape."

      Ooooohhhhh, I see. This is really about Paris Hilton.

      1. zen1

        @ John Brown

        I thought about that but I don't think it's a fair comparison. I think Paris road on the coat tails of her grandfathers legacy and is old money trash. The Kardashians are simply new money trash. But in terms of general stupidity and all around offensiveness to the youth of the world, it has to be a dead race.

      2. Vociferous

        Re: ok, but seriously...

        > This is really about Paris Hilton.

        Actually, yes. Prior to the sex tape, Kim was best/only known as Paris long-suffering personal assistant on Paris' reality show.

    2. dan1980

      Re: ok, but seriously...

      @zen1

      "What the hell has she done to deserve all the notoriety she gets?"

      I don't know about deserve but what she has done is to be relevant to scads of people*. Exactly how she has done this and why they find her relevant and not someone else is beyond me but I suspect it is because she has an impeccably-managed public image.

      I don't mean that she is squeaky-clean and the very picture of the god-fearing, pie-eating American girl, because that's not necessarily what people want. Her image appears to be tailored and presented so that people in her target audience/market want to see her and hear from her and read about her. They want to know what she's doing, where she's doing it, who she's doing it with and what she's wearing while she's doing it.

      Strangely, they even want to know what she thinks.

      Again, it's a bit of a mystery to me but it's clear that she, and her managers and cadre of helpers, all work very hard to make it work. And, whatever anyone's opinion of her general level of intelligence, she is very, very savvy so far as playing this game is concerned. Whatever her head start and whatever her talents, she has made use of them to become one of the most popular 'celebrities' in the world and is paid to do the right things, drink the right drinks, stand in the right places, and wear the right clothes.

      Paris Hilton may have been the (modern) pace-setter for this but Ms Kardashian has overtaken her and simply does it better than Paris ever did. Barring her omnipresence, I certainly find her far less annoying than Ms Hilton.

      * - Mostly teenage girls and young women, but those are lucrative markets.

    3. Rampant Spaniel

      Re: ok, but seriously...

      The kardashian thing is mostly media manufactured. Actual famous people have gotten better at hiding some of not most of their lives and the media have started creating all these pseudo celebrities who are famous just because they act like idiots where they can be witnessed. They are happy for the attention because they are vapid, meaningless dregs incapable of doing anything worthwhile with their lives, the media love them because other vapid plebs pay to watch them and plebs love them because they act like they wished they could act of only they didn't need to have the door widened to leave their house.

      It's absolutely sickening but basically it's the great unwashed, can't think won't think crowd driving this. The media print what sells and the scroats get off on this crap.

      Sad, but that's the world we live in.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: ok, but seriously...

        Most people are not very intelligent. Perhaps, as Aldous Huxley thought, this is just as well for the stability of society. They don't want role models who are highly intelligent, competent people. They want role models who are like them only a bit prettier, and a lot richer, because it makes them think that with a lucky break, that could be them.

        Once it was the royal family and the local aristocrats, who were probably as thick as the average sleb but, in an agricultural world, just needed the inherited money and a competent estate manager. Now, mass media has made it the Kardashians.

        Is it sickening? Not really. The failure is of the intelligent people. We (I include myself in this for purposes of self criticism) have invented democracy, which encourages politicians to want large populations of not very bright people. We have invented war, ditto. We have invented an economic system which allows large corporations to market products to people that are bad for them. We have come up with, or support, religions opposed to sex education and contraception. And some of us have invented the Daily Mail, though I'm definitely not responsible for that one.

        And then we wonder why we have a large population of obese, not very bright people who are kept quiet by panem, circenses concubitusque.

        If this is a shameful state of affairs, then let me note Dante's comment:

        "Però, se 'l mondo presente disvia,

        in voi è la cagione " (Purg. XVI)*

        "If the present world seems to go astray the cause is in you".

        I know this is a classical left wing/liberal position, but just remember that the people who blame the lower classes for their behaviour are also the ones with shares in tobacco, alcohol, fast food, media and porn companies. They are profiting from the behaviour they despise.

        *The whole passage sums up the argument - politicians lack vision, they do not enforce the laws, and ordinary people need leadership (which they don't get) if they are to fulfil their potential. That was written over 700 years ago, and it just shows nothing has really changed.

    4. fanboi #451 Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: ok, but seriously...

      Actually had I seen a headline saying "Photos leaked of Rihanna with her clothes on" I might have been more shocked. As for the unfortunate Kardashian woman ... I think the phrase 'all mink coat and no knickers' serves her well.

      1. TeeCee Gold badge
        Meh

        Re: ok, but seriously...

        By sheer coincidence today's press have "Rihanna's naughty photos hacked" articles all over the place.

        Presumably her PR company are livid over the lost revenue........

      2. Anomalous Cowturd
        WTF?

        Re: ok, but seriously...

        My Grand-Dad, rest his soul, always used to say "red hat, no drawers", which was slang for a woman of negotiable virtue.

        WTF, because there's no tombstone anymore.

        R.I.P. Bill.

  11. zen1

    by the way...

    Who still uses a blackberry? That's like so iPhone4-esque.

  12. DiViDeD Silver badge

    Seen more than enough thanks

    I had the misfortune to run into a public showing of the Kardashian woman* pouting and whimpering at a local shopping centre. Nothing I witnessed made me want to see any more of her, clothed or no.

    * I really need to check the local events listing before leaving the house.

    1. dan1980

      Re: Seen more than enough thanks

      @DiViDeD

      My other half warned me about that in the morning and I was able to avoid it. To be fair, I usually avoid it anyway but I was thinking of going in to pick up some stuff so I was thankful for the heads-up.

      In honesty, though, I have no problem with Ms Kardashian - the annoyance is the throngs of teenage girls who seem to flock to her. I really don't understand that at all. Had to wade through that lot a year or two ago when she made an appearance at a phone store near my work. Ghastly.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Maybe a reflection

    on modern sensibilities that it was considered more comment-worthy that she used a Blackberry than the security or privacy side of the event.

    Somehow I feel these twittering fashionistas get what they deserve.

  14. Greg D

    and here, folks, is why we dont use 'cloud' for our private stuff

    'nuff said.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shocker....

    ..attention whore get's nude photo's "hacked".

    Yup just like the coincidental photographer that happens to arrive at the same nightclub / restaurant / beach and so on 5 minutes before they get there.

    Stu..

  16. hi_robb

    I'm disappointed

    There wasn't one picture of Kim Kardashian's tit in those leaked images!

    Or Kayne as she likes to call him...

    1. Elmer Phud

      Re: I'm disappointed

      You're being rather polite . . .

  17. fanboi #451 Silver badge
    WTF?

    But Kardashian's pictures don't turn up on that .. ahem .. website. Are you sure she didn't send the pictures herself to the press since she was feeling left out of the publicity?

  18. Elmer Phud
    Coat

    Mmmm, yummy

    Tasty Clickbait, prepare for boarding me buckos.

    Pwn stars.

    (I'll get someone else's coat)

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I think it's a good strategy really

    Faced with a decline in public awareness, celebrities have to do get back in the public eye.

    Traditionally, this would have involved 3 weeks in the Australian jungle with a bunch of other D-listers, during which you have to eat raw kangaroo bollocks and pretend that Ant and Dec are funny.

    So now any sleb with a bit of common sense can bypass all that. Five minutes with a front-facing camera, a carefully orchestrated "leak" and voila - everyone knows your name. And what your arse looks like.

    1. zen1

      @evil: Re: I think it's a good strategy really

      Then why don't we keep seeing leaks about flesh eating bacteria, graphic images of STD's or dislocated fingers & toes, when the public starts to lose its attention span?

  20. Gis Bun

    Hmmm

    Isn't this dimwit coming out with a book of 352 selfies this fall? [Soon to be in the $1 book bins a week later] Make these are "out takes".

    1. zen1

      Re: Hmmm

      A whole buck? someone is being optimistic.

  21. AussieCanuck46

    I've Been Robbed!

    As the last paragraph of this article illustrates it's not the hacking of accounts that is most offensive to the hacked. It's that they didn't get paid.

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