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Celebrity hack puts focus on Internet 'cloud'

Published on Sep 3, 2014 1:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - If celebrities like actor Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton knew little about the Internet "cloud" they would not be alone, but the recent theft of their intimate photos has served as a wake-up.

Hackers have boasted of stealing nude pictures of dozens of celebrities - including singer Avril Lavigne, actress Hayden Panettiere and United States soccer star Hope Solo.

And, while some of the pictures appear to have been faked, several A-listers denounced an invasion of their privacy after pictures popped up on anonymous online bulletin boards.

What is the Internet cloud?

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