Why are phone hacking victims and nude photo hacking victims treated so differently?

WHEN ‘journalists’ were caught hacking phones for stories, there was public outrage. When hackers stole the account details of 77 million PlayStation users, there was widespread anger at the perpetrators and serious questions for Sony about its security systems. When hackers stole sexually explicit images of female celebrities there was… victim-blaming.

Three cases of hacking, and it’s only the crime involving boobs where the victims are blamed. Like the proverbial deer caught in the, ahem, headlights, the public are fixated on the celebrities, rather than the hackers, the tech company and the so-called fans who let them down. Read more of this post

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