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Overview

The Fappening, a portmanteau of the words "happening" and "fap", refers to a nude photograph leak featuring various high profile celebrities that were posted on 4chan in late August 2014. Many of speculated that the images were stolen via Apple's iCloud service, which hosts photographs taken with iPhone mobile devices online.

Background

On August 26th, a user on the imageboard AnonIB[9] replied to a thread about actress Jennifer Lawrence claiming that users on the site's /stol/ board for hacked nude photos had obtained "explicit vids and pics." Meanwhile, a user on /stol/ announced he was "trading celebs and ripping iClouds."


Anonymous 08/26/14 (Tue) 01:24:20 No.5969 some guys on /stol are hoarding MAJOR WIN, just sayin Anonymous 08/26/14 (Tue) 13:29:41 No.6039 >>5969 What do you mean? Anonymous 08/26/14 (Tue) 18:04:54 No.6062 >6039 i mean explicit vids and pics, see for yourself don't have it tho, but everyone says its legit

Oanon cookie@yahoo.com 08/26/14 (Tue) 19:56:18 No.7899 trading celebs and ripping iclouds anon cookie@yahoo.com O anon cookie@yahoo.com 08/28/14 (Thu) 19:09:49 No 8083 m live and ripping with EPPB 3.0. I'm also trading as always, I won't trade else then my own rips. I also got celebs. anon_cookie@yahoo.com

On August 31st, nude photographs of over 100 female celebrities were posted to 4chan's /b/ (random) board, including pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Rihanna, Hillary Duff, Kaley Cuoco, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth and Victoria Justice.


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Notable Developments

Online Reactions

/r/thefappening

That day, the subreddit /r/thefappening[1] was creator by Redditor johnsmcjohn for submissions of leaked celebrity nude photos, which gathered upwards of 50,900 subscribers in the first ten hours, becoming that day's fastest growing subreddit according to the Reddit analytics site Reddit Metrics.[5]


reddit metricsHomeTop reddits History Visuals Irl Reddit. Get stats Fastest growing: Irlthefappening 57,470 43,103 2014-08-30 Growth: 0 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 00:00 Fastest growing Non-default reddits Top new reddits New reddits trending 565 new reddits created yesterday ↑ +57,470 ↑ +26,727 ↑ +23,197 ↑ +20,615 ↑ +20.301 ↑ +18,391 ↑ +18,254 ↑ +17,074 ↑ +16,972 ↑ +16,945 ↑ +16.296 ↑ +16.248 ↑ +16,087 ↑ +16,027 +14,616 ↑ +57,470 ↑ +57,470 ↑ +15,205 ↑ +9.093 ↑ +7,046 ↑ +6,160 ↑ +5.252 r/TheFappening /r/Celebs /r/whatisthisthing r/EatCheapAndHealthy rleurope /r/interestingasfuck r/pcmasterrace r/youdontsurf r/UnexplainedPhotos r/4chan Ir/DogShowerThoughts r/leagueoflegends r/fantasyfootball rigonewild r/NoStupidQuestions r/TheFappening rleurope /r/interestingasfuck r/pcmasterrace r/4chan r/TheFappening /r/Celebs +14,312 rlaccidentallyawesome /r/JenniferLawrence +2,196 ↑ +1,992 r/celebnsfw /r/nailedthelanding r/4chan r/nsfw /r/malefashionadvice /r/Celebs +1,315 +5,132 ↑ +5,044 ↑ +4,906 ↑ +4,649 ↑ +4,574 ↑ +4,541 ↑ +4.298 ↑ +4,265 ↑ +4,085 r/leagueoflegends r/EatCheapAndHealthy r/reddx /r/woahdude ↑ +1,086 r/celebsnaked ↑ +1,041 +951 +945 +896 r/60fpsporn rigonewild r/cringepics /r/Games rleurope /r/KotakulnAction rigonewild r/pcmasterrace r/MineralPorn r/oddlysatisfying Load more /r/TrendingReddits Don't miss out on the action A subreddit created today may have thousands of subscribers tomorrow reddit metrics is a tool for tracking statistics of 476,803 reddits (565 created yesterday) and discovering the fastest growing communities on reddit. We're not affiliated with reddit inc admin@redditmetrics.com /rTrendingReddits

#LeakForJLaw

Also on August 31st, 4chan users launched the hoax hashtag #LeakForJLaw to encourage female Twitter users to post topless photographs of themselves in solidarity with Jennifer Lawrence under the banner of social justice.


File: ipg (18 KB, 199x300) O Anonymous (ID: 0AMAS ) 08/31/14(Sun)22: 10:55 No.565937774 Reply]、 565942250 >>565942604 THE CHANCE FOR THE WORLDWIDE TROLLING OF A LIFETIME Operation: Solidarity for J Laww The goal: Hundreds of thousands of girls are going to post their own topless and nude photos to twitter, facebook and tumblr while holding handwritten "Solidarity for Jennifer" signs. We need to frame this in a way that makes this trend seem like a SJW tactic to combat the patriarchal savagery of men on the internet!

That same evening, Twitter user @Boogie2988[2] posted a topless photograph of himself accompanied by the hashtag, garnering upwards of 1,700 retweets in 15 hours.


Boogie2988 @Boogie2988 Follow With the Icloud leak and Jennifer Lawrence nudes coming out I wanted to join #leakforjlaw. Solidarity, sister! Reply t. Retweet * Favorite More RETWEETSFAVORITES CL2闥 回覆ED 1,711 1,677 9:54 PM-31 Aug 2014 Flag media

#IfMyPhoneGotHacked

#IfMyPhoneGotHacked[16] is a Twitter hashtag where people made light of the situation surrounding the Fappening by sharing embarrassing, often photoshopped, pictures present on their mobile devices that would be released to the public in the theoretical scenario should their phone or iCloud got hacked similarly to the victims of The Fappening. Various websites and news outlets documented the hashtag on the first days of September, such as NBC News,[12] the Dailymail,[13] the Huffington Post[14] and the Daily Dot.[15]


#Let it

Celebrity Reactions

On August 31st, a spokesperson for Jennifer Lawrence issued a statement to the tech news blog Mashable[4] revealing the celebrity's intent to sue whomever is responsible for the leak, calling it a "flagrant violation of privacy."

That same day, Mary E. Winstead posted two tweets shaming the person responsible for the hack and those who were viewing them.[6]


Mary E. Winstead @M_E_Winstead Follow To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves. 5:51 PM-31 Aug 2014 2,729 RETWEETS 1,976 FAVORITES Mary E. Winstead @M_E_Winstead Follow Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only everyone who got hacked. 5:53 PM-31 Aug 2014 1,585 RETWEETS 1,254 FAVORITES

Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Victoria Justice posted a tweet denying that the topless photographs of her were authentic.[7]


Victoria Justice @Victoria Justice Follow These so called nudes of me are FAKE oople i me nip this in the bud righi now. *pun intended* Reply t. Retweet ★ Favorite More RETWEETSFAVORITES 23,809 28,855 5:49 PM-31 Aug 2014

On September 1st, Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney posted a tweet insisting her alleged nude pictures were fake, along with a Buddy Christ image macro (shown below).[3]


YOU SIR NEED JESUS McKayla Maroney @McKaylaMaroney Follow the fake photos of me are crazy!! was trying to rise above it all, and not give "the creator" the time of day.. BUT. 4:22 AM-1 Sep 2014 208 RETWEETS 832 FAVORITES

Fundraiser Campaigns

On September 1st, 2014, Redditor FappeningHero submitted a thread urging other Redditor's to donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) as a token of gratitude to actress Jennifer Lawrence, claiming the actress had donated to prostate cancer research in the past. In the first 24 hours, the post gained over 3,900 votes (93% upvoted) on the /r/thefappening[10] subreddit. The following day, Redditor THX-1138 submitted a screenshot from the PCF homepage, showing "Reddit The Fappening" as the top fundraiser for the foundation (shown below).[11]


PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION $1 MILLION OUNDATMATCHING GRANT CHALLENGE $1,000,000 $21,432 120 GIVE GENERAL DONATION The Safeway Foundation $1 Million Matching Grant Challenge is Here! How does the match work? N MEMORY IN HONOR SHARE THIS PAGE REGISTER HERE Al donations made on this site before December 31, 2014 l be matched, up to $1 millon, by The Safeway 1. Reddit The Fappening Fundraising Ideas Incentive3 Giveaways There are Now 2 Ways to Help PCF Meet the 3 Daniel Mandelbaum 4. Bruce Tenenbaunm 5. Janine Anderson 0. Cheryl Saffles 7. Beverly Collins 8. J Thomas Somers 9. Angie Johnson 10. Chester Alumni (PA) 11, Ingersoll Rand 12. Wanda Garza 13. Jean Tieman 14. Noelle & Jason Swart 5. Tom Tornados 1. Make a Donation Make a general donation. (Use this option to make an in memory of or in honor of donation as wel.) Donate or Fundraise Register to Fundraise Donate to a Fundeaiser General Donation 2. Register to Fundraise If you want to do more, register for your own fundraising page and collect donations! (Cick here for some fundraising ideas.) For Fundraisers Main Logn Email Friends Enter my HO Edit my Site Check Reports Use Tools Anyone who registers and raises $150 or more wil receive a Safeway t-shirt as our thanks. Raise $1,000 or more and be listed in a special section of our Annual Report. Find a partiolpant Recent Activity:

On September 2nd, The Prostate Cancer Foundation released an official statement[17] in which they shared that they don't condone with the manner of fund raising of The Fappening, and that they would return all donations that originated from Reddit.

We would never condone raising funds for cancer research in this manner. Out of respect for everyone involved and in keeping with our own standards, we are returning all donations that resulted from this post.

Users on /r/thefappening subsequently attempted to raise money for the organization water.org, which provides aid to developing countries that do not have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. On September 3rd, Business Insider[18] reported that Water.org shut down the charity page Redditors were using to donate to the nonprofit organization.

Hacker's Identity

Following the release of the photographs, 4chan users falsely identified software engineer Bryan Hamade as the hacker responsible for the leak. On September 1st, The Daily Mail[8] published an interview with Hamade, who denied being involved with the leak.


Bryan F. Hamade, leaker of celeb nudes to 4chan on 8/31/2014 One more just because I am kind submitted 17 hours ago by BluntMastermind to 10096 similar . 640x960-916 955 韩comments twitter.com/bryanhamade reddit.com/bluntmastermind MEET THE SOUTHERN DIGITAL MEDIA TEAM Our team consists of passionate and experienced people who love what they do and always look forward to face new challenges From his company's offical website, he is a 26 year old server admir Screenshot posted on 4chan by the leaker You can see the leaker's network drives. Notice 11 -Homegroup 3 Tristan (TRISTAN-F the drive names. Computer Local Disk (C) DIGITAL MEDIA T Local Disk Ca Mevies (G) a Storage BH = Bryan Hamade BARTANDJENNANetwerk BARTANDENNA-F BH TRISTAN-PC TRISTAN-PC Found on leaker's reddit http//webarchive.oro/web/201 40811035545 http://www.reddit.com/user Comput188) The exact sameSereg network drivese are on his old reddit post. BE)N % Network|| | Power。 BART BART-PC 1 TRISTAN-PC

Arrest and Sentencing

Ryan Collins

By mid-September 2014, a few weeks after the photographs surfaced online, the Justice Department investigators[33] had successfully identified the suspect by tracing the IP addresses back to Ryan Collins, a thirtysomething resident of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In March 2016, Collins pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer. That month, several news outlets reported Collins as one of the Fappening hackers.[28][29][30][31]



According to the court documents,[32] prosecutors accused Collins of using phishing techniques access personal accounts of his victims. On October 28th, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Collins had been sentenced to 18 months in prison for a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.[34] Additionally, the announcement included a statement from Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney Bruce Brandler, who explained how Collins gained access to his victim's accounts:

"Collins engaged in a sophisticated phishing scheme to obtain usernames and passwords for his victims. He sent e-mails to victims that appeared to be from Apple or Google and asked victims to provide their usernames and passwords. When the victims responded, Collins then had access to the victims’ e-mail accounts."

George Garofano

In April 2018, Connecticut resident George Garofano plead guilty to "unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information" to compromising as many as 240 accounts between April 2013 and October 2014 through the use of phishing attacks. On August 29th, Garofano was sentence to eight months in prison.



Criticisms

On August 31st, The Guardian published an article by writer Van Badham titled "If you click on Jennifer Lawrence's naked pictures, you're perpetuating her abuse." On September 3rd, The Daily Beast[19] published an article by writer Amanda Marcotte, arguing that the fappening demonstrates how misogynistic attitudes are pervasive in culture, with men who feel "they are entitled to own and control female bodies." The same day, Vice[20] published an article titled "The Fappening Has Revealed a New Type of Pervert." Also on September 3rd, YouTuber The Amazing Atheist uploaded a video accusing the media of hypocrisy in their coverage of the leak, providing examples of blog coverage for leaked nudes of men which failed to condemn those spreading the photos online (shown below).



On September 4th, Redditor SlipperyThong submitted a post titled "Oh Gawker Media. You So silly,"[21] featuring a comparison of Gawker articles about a leaked sex tape of former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and the leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence (shown below). In the first 24 hours, the post gained over 4,400 votes (96% upvoted) and 1,000 comments on the /r/TumblrInAction subreddit.


Gawker Media on Men: Gawker Media on Women: JEZEBEL a Search a Search Even for a Minute, Watching Hulk HoganDid Someone Just Leak Nude Photos Of Have Sex in a Canopy Bed is Not Safe ForJennifer Lawrence? [Updated] Work but Watch it Anyway Isha Aran 843,079 15 ★ Filed to: JENNIFER LAWRENCE Sunday 5:17pm A.J. Daulerio 4,950,662 3 ★ Filed to: NSFW 10/04/12 2:15pm EXPAND PART EXPAND RIGAMES Because the internet has made it easier for all of us to be shameless voyeurs and deviants, we love to watch famous people have sex. We watch this footage because it's something we're not supposed to see (sometimes) but we come away satisfied that when famous people have sex it's closer to the sex we as civilians have from time to time. Meaning: it's hardly ever sexy the way we expect it to be sexy, even when the participants are ostensibly more attractive than the majority of our sex partners will be. It looks as though a hacker has obtained nude photos of various female celebrities, posting them to (of all places) 4chan. You have got to be f------ kidding me Images of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Teresa Palmer, started popping up on 4chan /b, boards and have spread like wildfire on Imgur*. None of the celebrities have commented, and of course, there is no confirmation that the pictures are legit. But let's be real, they probably are. Because no one and nothing is safe, especially sensitive, private, nude photos of some of the most famous women on Earth. JEZEBEL Q Search a Search A Judge Told Us to Take Down Our Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Post. We Won't P--- Site Won't Take Down JLaw's Nudes Until She Proves She Owns Them John Coolk Fled to: HULK HOGAN 4/25/13 5:28pm Erin Gloria Ryan Fled to: NUDES Yesterday 3:15pm 242,124 8 68,319 31 ★ EXPAND EXPAND 54 Yesterday the Hon. Pamela A.M. Campbell, a circuit court judge in Pinellas County, Fla., issued an order compelling Gawker to remove from the internet a video of Hulk Hogan f------ his friend's ex-wife, as well as a 1,400-word narrative of the video written by former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio and 466 user-submitted comments. Here is why we are refusing to comply A p--- site hosting stolen nude photos of celebrities has told Jennifer Lawrence's people that it will not remove the images from their servers until Jennifer Lawrence can prove that she owns the copyright. Of pictures of her own naked body. According to the New York Post, Lawrence's lawyers reached out to the p--- site hosting the pictures, citing copyright infringement. But the site fired back that because some of the pictures weren't selfies, she didn't own copyright. Further, the site said it wouldn't comply with the request until whoever owned the copyright contacted them with proof they owned the copyright. Whoever selfied it delfied it, says the law. (Puts cell phone in blender, while smiling and maintaining eye contact. Turns blender on. Sticks hand in blender

EmmaYouAreNext.com Hoax

On September 22nd, the single serving site EmmaYouAreNext.com[25] was created with a photograph of Emma Watson and a countdown clock implying that the actress, who is no stranger to being the subject of sexually explicit photoshopped images, has been targeted as the next victim as part of the ongoing leaks of celebrity nude photographs. presumably in retaliation for announcing the launch of the international feminist campaign He for She at the U.N. Headquarters earlier that same week.


03 00 16:12 days WE WILL LAUNCH EARLIER, TUNE IN ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 AT 12AM EST

Meanwhile, the hashtag #RIPEmmaWatson was introduced on Twitter in an attempt to disseminate Watson's death hoax. Within a week, the hashtag was tweeted out over 500 times. Within hours of reports linking 4chan to the threat of nude leaks of Emma Watson, some of the site's users managed to track back the website's server status and identify a company called Rantic Marketing as the owner of the domain. Furthermore, others soon uncovered evidence linking Rantic with Fox Weekly, an online news site that has previously gained notoriety for running hoaxes as news stories in order to generate traffic. After the countdown reached the deadline on September 23rd, the website redirected to Rantic.com[13], which provided a statement detailing the true intentions behind the stunt, mainly to shut down 4chan in retaliation for the celebrity nude photo leaks. Furthermore, Rantic.com was revealed to be a "fake viral marketing firm" created by Social VEVO founders Jacob Povolotski, Yasha Swag, Swenzy and Joey B.


DEAR BARACK OBAMA " We have been hired by celebrity publicists to bring this disgusting issue to attention. The recent 4chan celebrity nude leaks in the past 2 months have been an invasion of privacy and is also clear indication that the internet NEEDS to be censored. Every Facebook like, share &Twitter mention will count as a social signature - and will be one step closer to shutting down www.4chan.org Sincerely Rantic.com Click To Send Letter To The White House Who are we? Rantic is a social media marketing enterprise that has participated in some of the most viral campaigns and music videos. / Brad Cockingham (Founder & CEO) y Tweet #ShutDown4CHAN

Dear Barack Obama,

"We have been hired by celebrity publicists to bring this disgusting issue to attention. The recent 4chan celebrity nude leaks in the past 2 months have been an invasion of privacy and is also clear indication that the internet NEEDS to be censored. Every Facebook like, share & Twitter mention will count as a social signature -- and will be one step closer to shutting down www.4chan.org. "

Sincerely,
Rantic.com

Apple's Response

On September 2nd, Apple released an official statement denying widespread speculations that the leaks resulted from an unauthorized breach in the company's iCloud data storage service, including a particular rumor about a security vulnerability in Apple's Find My iPhone service. The company further determined that the victims of the leaks were specifically targeted by the hackers who focused on compromising their usernames, passwords and security questions.

Online Censorship

On September 6th, the /r/thefappening subreddit was banned. That day, the official Reddit blog[22] published a post titled "Every Man is Responsible for his Own Soul," which explained the reasoning behind the site's approach to banning subreddits. Meanwhile, a Reddit thread regarding the blog post on /r/blog[2] contained many comments criticizing the company for its approach to /r/thefappening. On September 7th, Reddit admin alienth submitted a post to the /r/announcements[24] subreddit informing the community about how staff had reacted to the fappening and why they ended up banning the subreddit.

Subsequent Leaks

On September 20th, 2014, a second batch of nude photos of additional celebrities were leaked online, including Kim Kardashian, Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Mary-Kate Olsen, Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) and U.S. Women's Soccer team goalie Hope Solo, as well as even more nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence. Less than a week later, on September 26th, 2014, the third wave of celebrity nudes were leaked by the same hackers, which included private photographs of actresses Anna Kendrick, Kelli Garner, Alexandra Chando, Lauren O'Neil, Brooke Burns and Mena Suvari. On October 5th, 2014, the fourth batch of additional nudes emerged, which included private images of actresses Winona Ryder, Nina Dobrev, AnnaLynne McCord, Zoe Kazan, model Erin Heatherton and Nick Hogan, the son of Hulk Hogan and the first male victim of the leaks to date.

Emma Watson's Private Photo Hack

On March 14th, 2017, private photos hacked from the accounts of actresses Emma Watson and began circulating on the deep web.[26] Included in the leak were photographs Watson posing in several different swimsuits, along with a series of nude photographs of a woman in a bathtub purported to be Watson. In the Seyfriend leak, photographs of the actress posing nude and performing sex acts with former boyfriend Justin Long were included in the set. The following day, TMZ[35] reported that Seyfried's lawyers sent a letter to the site Celeb Jihad demanding they be taken down, which confirmed the photographs were obtained illegally and without their client's consent. Meanwhile, Watson's publicist released a statement claiming that the leaked photos of Watson were "not nude photographs" and that the actress was planning legal action.[27]

The List of Alleged Victims

Ali Michael
AJ Michalka
Aly Michalka
Allegra Carpenter
Abigail Spencer
Alana Blanchard
Alexa Jane
Amanda Seyfried
Angelina McCoy
Anna Kendrick
Anna O'Neil
Ashley Blankenship
Aubrey Plaza
Abby Elliot
Annalynn McCord
Avril Lavigne
Amber Heard
Becca Tobin
Brie Larson
Brittany Booker
Candance Smith
Candice Swanepoel
Cara DeLevigne
Carley Pope
Carmella Carcia
Carrie Michalka
Cat Deely
Carly Foulkes
Chloe Dykstra
Clare Bowen
Dove Cameron
Elena Satine
Elle Evans
Ellenore Scott
Emily Browning
Emily Didonato
Emly Ratjkowski
Emma Watson
Erin Cummins
Erin Bubley Heatherton
Farrah Abraham
Gabrielle Union
Gabi Grecko
Hayden Panettiere
Heather Marks
Hillary Duff
Jacqueline Dunford
Janelle Ginestra
Jennifer Lawrence
Jessiqa Pace
Jessica Brown Findlay
Jessica Dunford
Jessica Riccardi
Jesse Golden
Jojo
Joanna Krupa
Jenny McCarthy
Josie Loren
Joy Corrigan
Kaley Cuoco
Kaime Oteter
Kate Bosworth
Kate Upton
Kelly Brook
Keke Palmer
Kim Kardashian
Lake Bell
Laura Ramsey
Leelee Sobieski
Leven Rambin
Lisa Kelly
Lisalla Montenegro
Lindsay Montenegro
Lindsay Clubine
Lizzy Caplan
Mary Kate Olsen
Meagan Good
Megan Boone
Michelle Keegan
Mikayla Pierce
Misty Treanor
Nick Hogan
Nina Stavris
Rachel Nichols
Rihanna
Sarah Shahi
Sahara Ray
Sarah Schneider
Scarlette Johansson
Shannon McNally
Tameka Jacobs
Teresa Palmer
Uldouz
Vanessa Hudgens
Victoria Justice
Wailana Geisen
Wynona Ryder

OnlyFans Leak

During the week of February 24th, terabytes worth of content taken from the pornographic website OnlyFans leaked online.[28] On Onlyfans, sex workers can sell pictures, videos, and other sexual content directly to their fans. Unlike The Fappening, the OnlyFans leak did not seem to be the result of a hack of content, but rather a coordinated effort from users to leak and share purchased content. An OnlyFans spokesperson did not clarify what the site would do to stop the leaks.

Search Interest

External References

[1] Reddit – /r/thefappening (Banned by Reddit)

[2] Twitter – @Boogie29888

[3] Twitter – @McKayla Maroney

[4] Mashable – Jennifer Lawrence and Other Celebs Hacked as Nude Images Circulate on the Web

[5] Frontpage Metrics – /r/TheFappening

[6] Twitter – @M_E_Winstead

[7] Twitter – @VictoriaJustice

[8] The Daily Mail – I am not behind this

[9] AnonIB – Anonymous Image Board

[10] Reddit – Lets make this a worthwhile endeavour

[11] Reddit – Awesome! This makes me laugh and feel good

[12] NBC News – #IfMyPhoneGotHacked: Alleged Nude Photo Hack Triggers Twitter Trend

[13] Dailymail – #Ifmyphonegothacked: Twitter hashtag finds funny side of celebrity photo hacking scandal

[14] Huffington Post – Celebrity Phone Hacking Prompts #IfMyPhoneGotHacked Trend

[15] The Daily Dot – #IfMyPhoneGotHacked exposes Twitter’s deep-seated privacy fears

[16] Twitter – #IfMyPhoneGotHacked

[17] PCF News via Wayback Machine – Prostate Cancer Foundation Response Statement To Reddit Post

[18] Business Insider – Waterorg doesnt want reddits fundraised money

[19] The Daily Beast – The Fappening and Revenge Porn Culture

[20] Vice via Wayback MachineThe Fappening Has Revealed a New Type of Pervert

[21] r/TumblrInAction – Oh Gawker Media. You so silly.

[22] Reddit Blog – Every Man is Responsible for His Own Soul

[23] Reddit – Every Man is Responsible for his own soul

[24] Reddit – Time to Talk

[25] TechTimes – Google: Many Celebgate photos removed within hours of request. Internet is 'for many good things'

[26] Billboard – Celebs Threaten Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Leaked Nude Photos

[27] Apple via Wayback Machine – Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation

[28] NY Daily News – Feds arrest Celebgate

[29] TMZ – The Fappening Investigation

[30] The Washington Post – Feds finally charge man who stole nude photos of celebrities

[31] Heavy – Ryan Collins

[32] Scrib – Pennsylvania Man Sentenced Today to 18 Months in Federal Prison

[33] BuzzFeed – Man to plead guilty in massive fappening celeb nude hack

[34] Justice.gov – Lancaster County Man Sentenced to 18 Months

[35] TMZ – Amanda Seyfried – Take Down My Nudes

[26] The Mirror – Emma Watson Photos Hacked

[27] Reuters – Emma Watson plans legal action over stolen photos

[28] Buzzfeed – Terabytes Of Stolen Adult Content From OnlyFans Have Leaked

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