The FBI is really, really concerned about Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photo leak

Hollywood starlets including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, and Kirsten Dunst were among those targeted in a massive nude photo leak that is now being investigated by the FBI. That’s right – with all that is going on the world today, the FBI is devoting its attention to protecting the privacy of Tinseltown’s finest.

“May I ask the question: Why do you need nude photos of yourself. I mean, I know I don’t need nude photos of me… God doesn’t need those,” Glenn joked on radio this morning. “Question number 2: Out of all of the things the FBI leaps into action on, it’s the Hollywood celebrities and their nude photos that have been taken probably by Jeffy?”

Hackers have apparently obtained compromising photos of some 100 celebrtieis, and the initial ‘leak’ of images began appearing on sites like 4chan, Reddit, Twitter, and Tumblr on Sunday. An unnamed official told CNN victims of the hack “have engaged with the FBI,” though an FBI spokeswoman was much less forthcoming.

“The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Monday. “Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time.”

Furthermore, Apple is also looking into the case to determine if the hack was the result of a security flaw in its iCloud storage system.

“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said.

When you consider the scope of NSA surveillance techniques and the types of security breaches banks and major retailers face regularly, one has to wonder who actually thinks there is any expectation of privacy online anymore.

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“I got news for you: Anyone who is taking nude photos [is] dumb as a box of rocks,” Glenn said. “If you think this is the end, the word for the future is transparency. There will be no secrets… We think we have privacy, but we don’t really have privacy. You won’t have privacy in the future. If you are online, it will come out.”

As Glenn explained, there will be an attempt to regulate morality in this particular instance because of the profile of those involved in the scandal.

“Let’s not even tie it into politics. Let’s do what is called ‘optics.’ That’s what this Administration is concerned with… What does it look like? If the FBI would go boots on the ground to find out about privacy violations with anybody else, nobody cares… But this story – Jennifer Lawrence – they care,” Glenn said. “Here’s why they’re doing it: They’re doing is because they’re seen doing something to protect Jennifer Lawrence. They’re seen as righting the wrongs of poor Jennifer Lawrence.”

If the FBI was truly concerned about violations of privacy, the IRS would be under investigation for the targeting of certain groups. But unlike Lawrence and her fellow Hollywood ‘it’ girls, regular, everyday Americans being targeted is just not as newsworthy.

“You want to talk about violation? How about the violation of privacy and everything else that the FBI should be investigating with independent counsel right now,” Glenn explained. “They should be looking into the IRS. [But] they’re not going to do anything. And it has nothing to do with, ‘Well, they’re getting their enemies’… That’s one reason. The other reason is they can get away with it. Nobody cares. Jennifer Lawrence, everybody cares. She’s the ‘Hunger Games’ girl.”

“You’re totally right and that’s a societal issue,” Stu concluded. “I mean, this weekend we saw one of our own embassies overrun by terrorists [in Libya] partying in the swimming pool as we’ve been mocked for how long about Benghazi and the things that went on over there.”

  • The Man from Scene 24

    As if the FBI, NSA, etc didn’t already have copies.

    • planeboy

      No word on if these celebrities are as outraged at the fact that the NSA is watching everything we do. They are gonna feign outrage now just because it involves them personally?

      • Max Semushkin

        don’t confuse it. in this case the victims experienced actual visible damage while the NSA is more about more abstract and massive surveillance.

        • planeboy

          Nothing to confuse about it, either you’re OK with them monitoring everything you do or you’re not. You can sanitize it with words like “abstract and massive surveillance” but the fact of the matter is it’s a wake up call to these hollywood-hypes if they would just wake up and open their eyes.

  • Landree

    Right, celebrity stories are popular on the internet and the FBI is investigating another hacking case. And the FBI’s investigating only because of Lawrence’s popularity. New set, same old Beck.

  • http://meg-messaround.tumblr.com Meg

    “Anyone who is taking nude photos [is] dumb as a box of rocks” Shut up, Glenn. This is America (remember? That country you love?) and people are free to take whatever kind of pictures they want, including intimate ones to share with only certain people. Tons of people do it, but it does NOT make anyone dumb, as you so foolishly claim. Those women were all victims because of their “celebrity” status and the leaker knew that some (disgusting) people would want to see them naked. How dare you essentially blame the victims by saying, “Well, you shouldn’t have taken those kinds of photos!” What happened is 100% the leaker’s fault, it was a crime, and it should be spoken about as such.

    • SheistDaddy

      Dont be stupid, anyone taking nude photos knows its public domain and will eventually leak

      • soybomb315

        Is that what you were saying when liberals were wanting Romney tax records released??? I think that is much more public domain than naked movie star pictures.

        • noah

          Or Obama’s birth certificate which he still hasn’t produced other than the fake one that the FBI deemed as a fake and the White House acted like nothing happened… I don’t like Romney either, but at least he produced his PUBLIC business tax records. Here is a little lesson, birth, death and marriage certificates are public documents, personal financial information is not. You’re argument is invalid.

    • http://philmon.blogspot.com philmon

      I think Glenn is saying if you think they’re going to remain private, you’re as dumb as a box of rocks. He’s not proposing laws against taking naked pictures of yourself. He’s talking about reality. Anybody who walks down the street with cash literally hanging out of their pockets is dumb as a box of rocks, too. Yes, you’re not really doing wrong by doing it, and anybody who mugs you or picks it from your pocket is definitely in the wrong … but it’s still not a really bright thing to do.

      • soybomb315

        Why does Glenn feel it is necessary to call her dumb? She is actually one of the better ones in Hollywood….

        But of course, Beck is the master deceiver and is great at straw man arguments.

        Beck didnt have to waste time talking about this on his radio show….But he did anyways – and then proceeded to use wasted time to insult someone’s character instead of focusing on the real crime…..Yeah, is this the “I am a uniter, not a divider” BS that Glenn Beck has been promoting himself as???

        • A Gun Guy

          I think it’s more of a point of “it was a dumb thing to do” rather than saying Jennifer Lawrence is dumb. It is your right as an American to take nude photos of yourself and keep them on a device connected to the internet or stored online. But I think it’s pretty dumb to leave them out there where people can get them. Was the hacker wrong? Sure. Just like if a thief robbed my house at night, he is wrong. But if I left my door unlocked, I did a dumb thing.

          And, I think the whole reason Glenn wasted time on his show to talk about it was to point out that it’s a pretty benign topic for people to be getting all upset about compared to things like terrorism, the financial crisis, ISIS, the border mess, etc.

        • aprilsunshine

          she’s dumb if she thinks no one can access them.

        • soybomb315

          why is the entire radio segment built around a hypothetical “IF”?

        • astrojohn

          Really? Master deceiver? Then why are you here?

    • http://www.madisonross.com Sal Collaziano

      I agree with you 100% that you can’t call people “dumb” for taking nude pictures of themselves. What the HELL is the crime in doing so?!

      On the other hand, I think it’s just as bad for you to call people “disgusting” for wanting to see attractive people with no clothes on. I didn’t even know who Jennifer Lawrence WAS before all of this. But I assure you that MOST people want to see her naked. :)

      That all being said, I really think it’s a shame for this leak to have happened. There are some photos (and videos) that will damage the reputation of a few of these actresses – in some “stupid” people’s minds – WITHOUT MERIT.

    • Tamara Wilcox

      No way. You take your clothes off for a photo and send it to someone and your privacy is gone. That sounds like stupid to me.

    • noah

      No offense Meg, but your over the top condemnation is pretty dumb itself. I agree with you to an extent. What the narrative should have said was, “Anyone who takes naked pics of themselves AND POSTS THEM TO AN ONLINE ALBUM is as dumb as a rock”. Yes, our society is obsessed with photographic evidence that people can actually be naked, and have to take pictures of each other that way which is fine (inside a husband and wife’s bedroom) but yes, anyone that posts it online thinking its safe is an idiot.

      • http://meg-messaround.tumblr.com Meg

        No offense, Noah, but it’s very apparent to me that you don’t actually know what you’re talking about. Sure, it sounds totally easy to leak photos from an online album, and that’s because it is. …That’s not what this hacker did. He victimized a bunch of celebrities, many of whom had deleted the pictures long ago. In the words of Mary E. Winstead, “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. Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.” Furthermore, a victim of a crime should not be expected to accept dual responsibility for that crime. Taking a nude photo is not a criminal act, and they shouldn’t “expect” to become victims of one. Sending a photo of your boobs to one person isn’t consenting to having the whole world see those breasts, just as consenting to sex with one person isn’t the same as giving permission for everyone else to screw you. Victim blaming isn’t okay, it’s a result of rape culture.

        • noah

          Again with the over the top. No offense Meg, but its very apparent you don’t know what youre talking about. No, someone shouldn’t have hacked their personal accounts, but that doesn’t negate the fact that they were dumb enough to post them to an online account. I realize you are coming at this from a painfully uninformed civilian standpoint and are someone probably obsessed with the term and idea of victimization, but I implore you to let this one alone. Your privacy isn’t safe as soon as it has an electronic signature and IP address. Sorry, its just the facts. Here’s a thought, if you want someone to see you naked and see someone else naked, get married. Then you can have/be a live in naked person:) Entrusting yours or someone else’s nudity to the company that provides your phone/internet service or ANY online “cloud” storage system is absurd. I can’t articulate it any more clearly than that. I assume you are probably early twenties and have grown up in the tech culture thinking that it is all safe gaurded, I grew up developing the tech culture, nothing online or in your phone belongs to you. Cold hard truth of the iPhone/Starbucks world we live in.

          • Guest

            Since neither one of you believes the other knows what they’re talking about, why are you even bothering? You should both take up the discussion with your respective mirrors. That way, you’ll be discussing with someone you at least respect.

            If you don’t respect the person you’re writing to, then a discussion isn’t what you’re after by continuing to reply. Revenge is.

          • Guest

            Well said. When two people continue to reply to one another long after they’ve both made it clear that they do not respect one another, it’s self-serving, and a difficult read for everyone else. They’re both dragging one another down at this point.

          • noah

            Im not disrespecting anyone, and I don’t feel Meg is disrespecting me either. This is how people communicate. Through words, sometimes with differing opinions even. Yes, there may have been a little sarcasm on both sides, but that doesn’t mean anyone is being disrespected. Obviously both of you buy into the tolerance and ‘everything is offensive’ mindset… anyway, its a free country, feel free to not read me and Meg’s convo:)

          • Guest

            Your first reply to Meg began with : “Your over the top condemnation is pretty dumb.”

            Which set the tone for what followed.

            Meg began her next reply with : “it’s very apparent to me that you don’t actually know what you’re talking about.”

            To which you literally replied : “its very apparent you don’t know what youre talking about.”

            If you can’t see that this isn’t going anywhere constructive, and you’re just arguing for ego at this point, then there isn’t much more I can do for you.

            PS: If you don’t like my opinions, “feel free to not read me” :)

          • noah

            Luckily, I never asked you to do anything for me bud;)

          • Guest

            Actually, you invited me to stop reading you. Allow me to extend the same invitation.

            “Bud”. ;)

          • Jacque

            Griffinator, you’re a moron. You’re worse than either of them coming on here trying to push what you feel is an ‘enlightened’ way of thinking. Hypocritically, not respecting either one (Meg or Noah) and trying to conform then into behaving as you’d prefer. Yet, here you are continuing to reply and argue with Noah instead of YOUR mirror. YOU ARE clearly looking for a debate in which you feel superior: and are clearly not. I would bet you’re an irritating person to those around that must deal with you outside of the virtual world, also. You should stop that. Nobody likes annoying people.

          • Guest

            And here you are, doing the exact same thing the three of us were, which is to dispense your enlightened perspective on us. But it’s different when YOU do it, right? ;) And leading with a personal insult, to make sure no one ever mistakes you for someone who’s not a hypocrite… 10 points for that. ;)

            Ah, the internet. It’s like a never-ending cycle of r*tardedness. Go on, reply some more, and make sure you continue to feed the hate you’re hypocritically condemning.

            Have a nice day, “moron”! :)

          • noah

            Done! Haha, have a good day Griff:)

          • Guest

            Right back at you, “bud”. :) Haha! Hoho!

          • noah

            This far! Lol, tag, you’re it;)

          • Guest

            Yep, had you pegged right from the start. :) BTW, are these smileys fooling anyone but yourself?

          • http://meg-messaround.tumblr.com Meg

            Yeah, I gotta say, we’re not really disrespecting each other. Sure, you’re calling me over the top and I vehemently disagree with that, but yeah… no actual offense taken here!

          • noah

            You’re a good person Meg:)

          • Guest

            Remind me never to defend you again. Have you not read what a d-bag noah has been all day with everyone? He got his buddies on the site to delete the worst part of it, too.

            Anyhow, this was my first and last time here. noah (or is it everyone who agrees with the articles?) clearly has privileges here.

          • http://meg-messaround.tumblr.com Meg

            I never said I needed defending, but thanks anyway.

          • Joseph Kucera

            PERHAPS, A WARNING TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT AWARE? & DON’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT It!

          • http://meg-messaround.tumblr.com Meg

            Their icloud accounts were hacked, though. That’s the trouble with smart phones, they save your data, permanently, to the icloud. I personally, never wanted a cloud account. But it just kind of goes there. I remember when I got my first smartphone, an Android, I went to view some pictures I had taken and found the gallery. Somehow, without me putting any actual information into the phone besides an email and my fb info, a whole bunch of- scarily old- pictures were saved into various albums from a few different sources, and could not be deleted. This freaked me right the heck out, but I accepted it, because, y’know, it was a nice phone. Technically, we’re all sitting ducks for if someone wanted our information. The way we all have accounts linked to other accounts and we all post things online, we could all be the victim of a fraud or someone leaking our pictures at any moment. All our information is out there. That doesn’t mean that we deserve it, however, if some scumbag DOES get their hands on it and decides to spread it all over the internet. That person was not just a hacker, they are a sexual offender, and anyone who views these pictures are violating these women again and again. And again, the fact of the matter remains- people can take as many nude pictures as they wish- it’s not like this generation invented it either. Noble people used to spend money on nude portraits to be painted… privately. We’re all forced to use certain technologies now, but usually we are safe from such victimization because we are essentially nobodies. Big time celebrities are at a higher risk because of their stature. That being said, nobody, and I mean nobody, has the right to hack into someone’s account and leak pictures. It’s no different than someone’s online identity being stolen- you wouldn’t blame someone who frequently shops online whose info got stolen, would you? No. You wouldn’t, because somewhere along the line there was a breach of privacy and someone got their hands on that which did not belong to them- card information, money. In this case, however, it involved photographs. It’s still a crime, and those women should NOT be blamed for it.

          • noah

            Meg, that was very eloquently articulated. And I agree with you 100% on 99% of what you just said. It was wrong for the hacker(s) to do what they did, there is nothing wrong with being naked in a picture, all that me and 99% of the people on here are saying is that if you take cell phone pics, you’re not safe from having them stolen, if you put them online, you either know nothing about modern technology, or you do and are therefore as dumb as a rock for putting them online. If you have an iPhone, your business is out there for everyone to see. Apple has SOME cool technology, but they also have ownership (just like Facebook) to anything you use their service for. So, moral of the story, if you want to take nakey pics/selfies/whatever, get a digital camera and a digital printer. Your info is your info, but just like your car is your car, both can be stolen if you “leave the door unlocked.”

          • Coach

            My pictures aren’t saved to the icloud because I turned it off. I actually learned what I was doing with my new phone BEFORE I used it to take pictures of my willy. Lost concept… I know

          • munchkin96

            Meg, get over yourself.

        • Dan Summers

          If they are stored anywhere online…even if they were deleted…they are never truely gone ever. If you believe otherwise…then yes you are dumb.

          No one is saying they shouldn’t take these pictures, it’s perfectly allowable. But to expect them to remain private when they are stored online…that is dumb. Just like Social Media…you might post something privately to some one…but it is not hard to find that post and have it come back to haunt you.

          Lesson Learned…don’t upload something to the internet unless you are willing to have be leaked to everyone. The Internet is hardly a place for privacy.

    • kanakattack

      Just because you’re “free to do it” doesn’t mean you should. Everyone should know that your smart device and/or computer is open to the world if someone absolutely wants to see it. If you’re putting sensitive information into system that’s connected to the internet then yes, you’re dumb. Some of these women were even posting these photos to iCloud… That’s just not a good idea. Yes the hackers are dirtbags but so are car thieves and I think you lock your vehicle just like everyone else because it would be “dumb” to leave it unlocked for everyone and their dog to access it.

    • Something Is Wrong

      Meg, you’re right, this is America. However, what Glenn said was that people taking nude pictures are dumb, not that they should be prosecuted by the law or forcefully restricted from doing so. Liberty is the freedom to do whatever you want including taking nude photos of yourself or somebody else. Freedom to do it does not equal it being a good idea to do it (and “tons of people” doing it does not make it a wise thing to do). Knowing that anything that goes over the internet or any kind of wireless connection is interceptable and knowing that famous people are constantly being watched and followed for any slip up makes her taking of a nude photo a really dumb decision… unless she actually wanted it to get out. In that case, it’s still dumb but that’s just my opinion. This is America remember? I’m free to have whatever opinion I want.

      • Coach

        Very very well said. I’m continually amazed at people who want freedom left and right… yet aren’t willing to accept the responsibilities and challenges that entails. Oh well…

      • Joseph Kucera

        U ARE FREE TO BE WRONG & STUPID, IN AMERICA! LONG MAY SHE WAVE! HARMFUL, NOT SO MUCH! INJURIOUS: HELL NO!

    • soybomb315

      Remember, Glenn is not a libertarian although he claims to be one.

      Glenn uses character assasination (Saul Alinsky) when it suits him. If people want to take pictures of themselves – whatever…It is not OK for a thief to steal them. Again Glenn comes down on the wrong side.

      You would think Glenn would be more worried about what the government is spying on or the breach of privacy – instead he criticizes what a person did in their private life.

    • noah

      And they are definitely not victims. Lawrence wears a painted on latex “costume” in Xmen…

      • Guest

        Which makes it okay to break into her private files and share nude pictures of her with the world.

        • noah

          Wrong, it doesn’t make it OK. NOBODY said it made it OK, but 90% of people posting agree it was dumb and a lapse of personal responsibility on her part. Criminals will always be criminals, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to safeguard yourself and your belongings. If I lived in downtown Chicago and left my car unlocked and get my radio stolen, I’m an idiot and had it coming. If you put naked pictures of yourself on the internet and someone with barely above average computer skills finds them, you’re an idiot and had it coming. Is that difficult to understand?

          • JamesMichael82

            it doesn’t make it OK. NOBODY said it made it OK.
            If you put naked pictures of yourself on the internet and someone finds them, you had
            it coming.

            sounds like thats EXACTLY what you are saying.
            i hope you lock the windows to your house, because if i come in and murder you, you had it coming!

          • noah

            You’re terroristic threat of murder is a lot more serious than someone having their pictures downloaded from a website. Bad move.

          • JamesMichael82

            who threatened who about anything?
            that point must be way up there with the way youre reaching.

          • noah

            Let me break this down as elementary as possible for both of you highly educated individuals;
            If you live in Chicago (I did), you would not leave your car parked on the street unlocked. Somebody might still break in and steal something, but at least you tried to prevent it.

            If you live in Chicago and left your door open and somebody stole something, you are an idiot for leaving your door open.
            Hopefully you guys haven’t been distracted by anything shiny and are still both paying attention.

            If you take naked pics of yourself and leave it on your phone, somebody might steal it, but at least you didn’t put it ON THE INTERNET.

            If you take naked pics of yourself and put them online in any medium, and somebody steals it, you are an idiot for putting naked pics of yourself online.

            If you still don’t understand, you’re both the idiots that everyone on here believes you are.

          • Guest

            You’re a complete idiot. You managed to piss off everyone who politely disagreed with you, turning each and every branch into a flamefest.

            And you’ve been doing it all day. Literally. I bet you have 100 msgs posted on this page alone.

            How do we make you go away, and replace you with someone that has people skills and isn’t a d-bag with everyone who disagrees with him?

          • JamesMichael82

            if a woman wears revealing clothing, she deserves to be raped.
            i gotcha, noah!

          • noah

            The threat from you was,”I hope you lock the windows to your house, because if I come in and murder you, you had it coming”.

          • JamesMichael82

            “The threat from you was,”I hope you lock the windows to your house, because if I come in and murder you, you had it coming”

            yes, that is exactly what i said.
            i got got!

          • JamesMichael82

            can i ask you a serious question?
            did your dad marry his sister or did your mom marry her brother?

          • The Griffinator

            “Bad move.”

            Ooooh! Careful, James. You made a “bad move” in noah’s eyes! ;)

          • Guest

            I see you’ve just met noah. :) He’s been quite the hypocrite today all over this page. I wouldn’t pay him too much mind. :)

    • MissDiane47

      Meg, you obviously think personal responsibility on the part of these well-known women is not required here.

      The point is, if you don’t want your computer hacked or your iCloud acct hacked, then don’t post nude photos there .. simple!! DUH!!

    • conservatismONLYcansaveUSA

      Meg, simply put, you’re an idiot. You’re probably one of those people that knows how celebrities think and feel without even knowing then. You’re like that crazy gay guy that wanted everyone to “leave Brittany alone!”

      • Alex Hamilton

        Brilliantly constructed retort. Really intelligent claim put forth, and so much evidence to support your assertion. Good on you.

    • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

      He saying you can’t he is saying you are a moron if you do it.

    • Jack Smith

      I don’t think you get it Meg. Taking photos of yourself nude then uploading electronically is not smart and can possibly be hacked (as it did and will continue to do so). We live in a cyber world now and stuff like this can be stolen in many ways so when people (we) choose to take nude or private photos and send/upload/store them…then we are taking that chance that someone may steal them in whatever way! So you are correct in saying… “this is America and people are free to take whatever kind of pictures they want”…but remember they are at risk now and if any of such photos are stolen or leaked then they cannot blame anyone but themselves!!! Sure these hackers are criminals (morally) but they will always exist. If you never take nude photos and store/upload/send them — then you have nothing for hackers to steal…do you?

      • A Gun Guy

        Well said, Jack.

    • Cody Zimmerboy Soper

      But its not a crime. Its whistleblowing…

    • john robel

      The hipocrisy is simple, These same celebs celebrate Snowden as a hero.

      • soybomb315

        except that a representative government should not be holding so many secrets from the people – meanwhile people’s secrets are none of the government’s business.

        People on the right should understand these things…….

    • Dan Summers

      If you upload the photo or anything to the cloud storage, you are risking them being found by some one else.
      Not blaming those who had their photos leaked…but it’s not really a shock and they should have expected this was going to happen eventually.
      Simply should be If you take the picture and upload it expect that the entire world could one day see it. Once it’s on the internet…there is no going back.

    • munchkin96

      Those women are victims of their own stupidity!!! Because of their “celebrity” status you would think they would know better. It is a crime but so is rape, murder, bank robbery, illegal crossings, etc. but it still happens unfortunately.

    • Joseph Kucera

      & SINCE WHEN, has ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET BEEN “PRIVATE?”
      Sharing, w/ {SUMONE INTIMATE?} SHOULD BE DONE W/ A MEMCARD, physical handoff}! OR BETTER STILL: IN PERSON! TRULY, INTIMATE! Otherwise, YA AN IDJET!

    • Sokka

      “This is America (remember? That country you love?) and people are free
      to take whatever kind of pictures they want, including intimate ones to
      share with only certain people.” Glenn did not say people aren’t allowed to take nude photos of themselves. Glenn also did not say people can’t wear nothing but a jock strap, paint themselves purple and run through the streets singing Dude looks like a Lady by Aerosmith. However, Glenn is as free to say that purple painted, half naked, Aerosmith singing is dumb, just like taking nude photos is dumb. In fact, he is just as entitled to his low opinion of Celeb intelligence as you are of your opinion about his opinion! We live in an age of zero privacy when it comes to digital information and if you are a celeb taking nude photos you are especially dumb. Besides, most of these women who have these photo scandals strut about in public, and in films, half naked, naked but no privates shown, or full on nude. They don’t seem to mind being paid to behave in a slutty fashion, again PAID to behave in a slutty manner. However when a hacker steals their own stupidly inspired photos and releases them for free, than oh my gosh, how degraded and used these women are! If any of my female relations took nude photos, and apparently a rather large amount too, and they got leaked I would first get mad at the person responsible for the photos, THE PERSON WHO TOOK THEM! Jennifer Lawrence is dumb as a box of rocks for being possibly the hottest actress in Hollywood, both literally and figuratively, and taking nude photos that any one of the legions of paparazzi would give their spare kidney in exchange. If you, or any non celeb takes nude photos of themselves you are dumb. Plain and simple. Is the hacker wrong for stealing private property? Yes they are, and no one is saying they are innocent of wrong doing. Jennifer Lawrence is guilty of being really dumb, while being hot and famous at the same time. Oh yeah, Glenn doesn’t need to be reminded of the Country he loves, or does millions of dollars of his own money, thousands of work hours he could spend making more money spent instead on charity events etc not mean anything to you?

  • Michael Brennan

    When Glenn’s nudes go online the Internet will implode.

  • Donald Noble

    One spelling mistake and one punctuation mistake.Guys, I love the column, but a simple spell check?

  • Peggy Newkirk

    Stupid to take nude pictures of yourself or anyone else. With technology as advanced as it is, everyone risks exposure. Celebrities are not the only ones. Adolescents also do this thinking it is just going to a “friend” only to find it all over social media. Leakers are scum for sure, but they can’t post something they can’t get to. Responsibility lies with the person taking or allowing the picture to be taken.

    • noah

      EXACTLY! Personal responsibility is a lost art on the younger generation.

      • Guest

        And that was you 723rd comment on the subject on this page alone. All the ones where you disagreed with the person, however, turned into immature bickering and namecalling. I wonder why that is?

        Could it be because the only time you’re not a d-bag is when people share your opinion?

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  • Yo Mamma

    She has been taking her clothes off for a long time. Nothing new there, nothing even unique, must be a slow news day.

    yes, seeing the embassy overrun with men frolicking at the pool was hard to witness. That should be stopped. Send in the ground troops, take it back, then leave it for another pool party in a few years. Seriously, do you care about the value of real estate in Libya? I don’t

  • Aaron M.

    As a person who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years and deals with security daily I have a different take. The FBI’s interest likely has very little to do with the content. However, the nature and source of the data breach could be an indicator of a larger security concern. Apple is sure concerned. It’s highly touted secure iCloud has had a VERY public data leak. Information pirates typically “test” the method of intrusion on something more innocuous (a picture, an mp3) before going for the REAL booty.

  • landofaahs

    Obama is owned partly by the Hollywood crowd so that gets the attention. As far as the fractional reserve banking system with the crony capitalist’s(another group Obama is beholding to) stealing from the public treasury go along merrily making more mal- investments.

  • Shelly Giacopuzzi Burton

    Please people, take Glenn’s comments within the subject he’s speaking of. Don’t extrapolate towards a different point. Read the article twice.

    • soybomb315

      What is the difference between someone hacking into her phone and stealing her pictures versus someone hacking into Beck’s phone and stealing his address??

      Guarantee you if someone hacked into Beck’s phone to get personal information he would be very very upset about it.

      • noah

        She has a right to be upset. She also has a right to feel like an idiot for posting naked pictures online.

        • soybomb315

          Did anyone bother to ask her if she feels stupid for doing it? Otherwise, you are building a straw man argument.

          • noah

            Can you edit your last comment so it makes sense?

          • soybomb315

            why did you edit your comment after i replied to it? You are a very disingenuous poster.

          • Guest

            I see you are getting to know noah :) he spent the entire day trolling everyone on this page, editing back comments, and generally just trying to piss everyone off.

            I wouldn’t give him too much credibility. :)

          • Guest

            Just because you don’t know what a straw man argument is doesn’t mean his comment didn’t make sense. Made perfect sense to the rest of us. Oh, right… you’re not constructively arguing anymore. You’re just trolling, as you have been since noon.

  • Allison

    While I agree that the FBI is playing favorites, I disagree with Glenn’s general analysis of the situation. Blaming someone for their personal photos on their phones being stolen is akin to blaming a woman’s clothes for being catcalled. While our privacy is being eroded, it is a serious crime for some to steal information and private photos off of your phone, so let’s treat it as such and stop blaming the owner of the phone.

    • soybomb315

      just like those who blame rapes on yoga pants

      • noah

        Why are you soon obsessed with rape? That’s like the third post you’ve made a rape comment in…

        • soybomb315

          You are a liar. You can easily click on my name and see my last 404 comments. I challenge you to find any others that deal with rape. If this is the kind of tactics you use, i will ignore you from here out.

          • noah

            “You are a liar”, lol! You are dramatic. Settle down and take a breath. I’m completely fine with you ignoring me. You have nothing of substance to add to the conversation and your name is soybomb. I’m pretty sure we have nothing in common:)

          • soybomb315

            You did not provide any proof of your assertion. I called you out on it and you did not address it and instead focused on something else….I dont know if you call yourself christian or not, but if you are – God is present – even online….You are exactly what Glenn Beck has been warning against.

          • noah

            Drama queen.

          • Guest

            Look who’s talking.

    • Stephen C

      It is a serious crime? How so? Where do you find a right to privacy?

      • Allison

        The man who stole photos from Scarlet Johannson’s phone was sent to prison. Clearly, this is a serious crime. Everyone logically assumes a right to privacy when they take personal photos with their phone. Are you saying there’s nothing wrong with stealing someone’s personal property from their mobile device?

        • Stephen C

          Did not the Scar Jo perv try to extort her? Do we have a right to privacy? If so where? Anyone who takes nudies must expect them to be released by a jilted lover, ex, political enemy. I think it is the risk you take. Unworthy of the FBI. Expect them to come out. This is the digital age.

    • noah

      You obviously never read the fine print on your cell phone contract or any of the apps you have or any online photo/data storage site you may use. It says in plain English on all of those mediums that you have ZERO right to privacy, but that they will try and safeguard your media to the best of their abilities and that they are not liable for anything uploaded or downloaded in event of a security breach. I agree, whomever is stealing other peoples photos is a creep, but anyone who puts them out there to be stolen in the first place is an idiot.

  • Coach

    My business has been under constant cyberattack for the past 6 months. Much worse behavior than this… much more damaging. We estimate It’s cost us about $120,000+ in lost business so far and cost us a great employee we just hired. My local police department couldn’t care less…. let alone the FBI. Glenn is spot on here and it’s rather disturbing. Famous and have boobs… well then let us drop everything to tend to your problem. Not famous and no boobs… you’re just SOL then.

    • noah

      Perfect response, and 100% accurate.

      • Guest

        You’re on your 3rd hour in this thread. Give it a f’n rest, man.

        • noah

          Apparently so are you, and you still haven’t made a valid point.

          • Guest

            How can I? The moderators have your back. Unless you’re one of them posing as a commenter. What happened to the 50+ msgs you wrote earlier today where you just trolled replies out of people and started fights? Mysteriously vanished! :)

            You can have your site back, noah. :) Enjoy having the law on your side. And see you on the outside.

      • Coach

        It’s interesting in my case… because even though I hate Hollywood for the most part, I actually really like Jennifer Lawrence. She’s real… and honest… and speaks her mind. I love that. I’d love to see the person who is responsible brought to justice. That’s not what Glenn is getting at. His point, which seems lost on almost everyone commenting, is that there’s a double standard at play here. When we started having trouble… I contacted my police, my representative, and the FBI’s “cyber crimes” division. We’re suffering real losses… I may have to lay people off soon… and nobody could care less. The internet has some serious problems yes… way too easy to do someone harm and then hide. So I’m all about policing it (and I’m pretty libertarian at heart)… but let’s put our energy where it matters. It matters here in my neck of the woods. It’s real dollars here and real people’s lives at stake. Let’s focus on the things that matter before we throw public resources at things that don’t.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    An idiot that takes nude pictures of yourself should know that it will make out online eventually. I bet it was leaked by the NSA.

  • Stephen C

    The FBI still has yet to get back to Congress on a number of investigations. LOL

  • The Griffinator

    I warned everyone around me when this “Cloud” fad hit the internet that this would eventually happen, but everyone said I was being too paranoid; they like the convenience too much.

    Remember when people were willing to give up their privacy for security? Now they’re volunteering to give it up for convenience alone.

  • MVC

    I have never found Hollywood boobs to be any different than the ones I see on a daily basis. Maybe the real problem is a culture that loves worshiping entertainment and it’s personalities. Our society’s priorities are so much out of whack that I foresee a day when mimes and clowns will be worshipped as heroes.

  • Pachy Serrano

    I think those porno websites/companies are behind this stuff . . . Sex sales and they know it. If you can’t get those by contract . . . do it throu the back door.
    Advice to all beautiful women out there . . . Do Not allow your friend or boyfriend to take private pics of you just for fun . . . Who say you will be with him forever??

  • Cody Zimmerboy Soper

    Good guy 4chan exposing security flaws. If they wouldn’t have leaked them then nobody would have fixed it. Besides, celebrities aren’t ‘real’ people anyways, if this had happened to normal people, nobody would have noticed.

    • Alecia Taylor

      many people would notice as many as you allowed would notice, and to say, ” Celebrities aren’t real people anyways” is rude. They are just as normal as you and me. Yes a lot have plastic surgery or act a certain way for attention, but many are very down to earth and tell the truth to the best of their ability just as you and I do. To loop all celebrities together is just a stereotype like saying all Christians are “perfect” or even the opposite “hypocrites” because not all are we are imperfect and make mistakes it depends on what you choose to see. Be quick to judge and make sure you take a long look in the mirror first and make sure you are perfect, just note you will be there a long time.

      • Cody Zimmerboy Soper

        That bit was more a sarcastic comment. I understand that. The problem is that the media blows their “exclusive” feature waaaay out of proportion to simple-minded people who exclusively get news from MSNBC, TMZ, FOX, CNN, etc

        Yes this is event was a problem, but problems solve problems. Guess what iCloud security flaw nobody will see again? And this has happened many times in the past.

        The whole situation is crap. Should the photos have been there? Sure. Should the hackers have gotten into the server to access them? Personally I think Apple is at fault for that. But slander is still against the law, and Reddit and 4chan are technically news sources.

  • Alecia Taylor

    I personally do not believe in taking nude photos, but she has free will and if she so chooses to take a nude photo for herself or her boyfriend then that’s her choice. Jenn is an amazing person and has always tried to be a good influence on all her fans but she is human and she does mess up, it’s not like she asked for this to happen. It is a crime and I think the FBI is in the right for investigating. I understand that this kind of thing happens to women all the time, but are we sure the FBI aren’t doing anything about it? Are we there? NO! Are victims even taking the situation to authorities? We don’t know. I believe in my Country and truly believe it is still the best country to live in. We are all blessed to be American citizens and have the rights and freedoms we do have. I believe there are people in the FBI and NSA that are trying to find out how and who is hacking into personal cell phones and computers and stealing personal property such as this and other subjects. It is not a 1 day thing, it takes time to understand how something happens and how to fix problems, and why people do the things they do. The FBI is not giving special treatment to Jennifer or any other victims of this crime, They are celebrities therefore we are interested in their lives and what is going on. If it wasn’t for fans that were this caring, concerned, and intrigued with their lives, then they wouldn’t always be in the news or be followed by paparazzi. It has just gotten everyone’s attention that the FBI is helping and that this sort of thing even happened, because we go see the movies and concerts, and but dvd’s and albums to support them and make them famous. These girls made mistakes but never intended for someone to steal their personal information. If I put a million dollars in a safe that only I know about, I don’t expect or assume that someone is going to break in my house and steal it, but it happens all the time and people aren’t being punished for their theft they just attack the victim for their “negligence” when we could have done the exact same thing and never thought twice about it. It is not our place to judge that is God’s place and God loves every single person no matter what amount of sin they are in. God loves everyone unconditionally and is no respecter of persons. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. That is the way we humans should be if its good enough for GOD then its good enough for you. Stop thrashing out at these girls they have taken photos of themselves but never attended for anyone else to see and now that others have they are embarrassed and feel unsafe. I am not promoting taking nude photos, I myself do not believe in it, but I can not judge because I am not perfect either and I am not God.

  • lemonlime

    Life lesson: Don’t ever take nude photos of yourself.

  • aprilsunshine

    If you are going to pose nude & take pictures that are stored on a computer of any sort, just know the photos are ‘out there’ in cyberspace FOREVER. Get smart. Either do NOT pose nude or use a polaroid camera. DUH!

    • Elena

      Do they even still make Poloroids? LOL

      • http://www.mrchrisg.com/ mrchrisg.com

        No, but you can still find them!

  • tresdogs

    Is it a requirement for celebrities to have nude photos of themselves in the cloud? Maybe if they were a little more discrete (read modest) those pictures could not be in the cloud because they would have never been taken. I have no sympathy for them.

  • Lee in Phoenix

    What is dumb is the current trend of storing your data in the “CLOUD.” Everyone seems to be promoting the idea, but as soon as you send your pictures, financial records, system backups or anything else to so called “cloud storage” you have lost direct control of that data. There are many ways to backup and protect your data without sending it out to a stranger’s servers for storage.

    • Chris_in_Kalifornia

      That so called “cloud” is just a bunch of hardware in a warehouse somewhere all networked together with other sites and all interconnected through the internet where they have complete control.

  • Craig Johnson

    Nobody wants to see any of you girlstake it out of the news!!!

  • cobrasixfour

    Um…if you thought ‘The Cloud’ was secure, you’re an idiot. beyond that, the reason the FBI etc are concerned with the hack is not the photos, it is that someone was able to penetrate The Cloud. Newsflash: the NSA is moving to Cloud Computing and away from single/isolated server type systems –MIGHT be a hint.

    • Chris_in_Kalifornia

      I do all my backups to memory sticks. Costs a bit more than some service but Nobody is going to hack what isn’t there.

  • CaMaven

    Beck increasingly looks like an idiot.

  • CommonSenseprevails

    NSA is the one that leaked them

  • Sail Away

    If a penis and a vagina were to have a new name would they be called Americans?
    It was not always this stupid here sh#t .

  • JeffGrubb

    Blame the victim.

  • Elena

    Jennifer Who?

    Ladies, have you lost your ever-livin’ minds?! Did your mother not teach you to take photos of yourself naked? If you take it — they will post it. If you don’t take it — there is nothing to post.

  • astrojohn

    Is this before or after the FBI brings the Benghazi terrorists and ISI thugs to justice?

    • Guest

      Before, naturally. Jennifer is a CELEBRITY, after all.

  • http://www.mrchrisg.com/ mrchrisg.com

    I’m very concerned as well, I will volunteer to look at all the evidence…it won’t cost taxpayers a dime! I will examine all pictures very carefully and make a report!

    • lifetime fan

      Mr. Chris, you are good citizen, willing to sacrifice your time on this crime. What a guy!! lol

    • Chris_in_Kalifornia

      I’m sure it’s a tough job, very grueling. I’ll volunteer to assist you should you require such. It’s a tough decision but I will do it in the spirit of the common good.

  • munchkin96

    We have ISIS in Mexico, IRS, NSA, Middle East going insane, Israel being bombed, beheadings of Americans, illegal aliens whom we don’t know who they are and they are coming across the border with no consequences, Obama running amok with his party’s, golfing, fundraising etc. and that’s just in the past few weeks, and the FBI is spending gosh only knows how much tax payer’s dollars on Jennefer Lawerence’s stupid nude photos that she took or had taken – it’s her fault for being so stupid but of course we have to pay for her ignorance. What next? I’m afraid to ask!

  • Guest

    Hey noah, how many friends do you have running this site? Because your embarrassing performance earlier trolling dozens of hate msgs from people who disagreed with you (each and every one of them turning ugly, one of them even included a death threat) all mysteriously disappeared, yet you’re still here with full access.

    You guys can have your biased moderating. This is why the left and the right will never see eye to eye on anything. Look at how you right-wingers deal with opposition.

    The site’s all yours, noah. Enjoy the privileges. :)

    • Guest

      I actually suspect noah to be someone from the site posing as a commenter. This was my first time on a right-wing site, and it will be my last.

      • Chris_in_Kalifornia

        So you are going to base your entire opinion of conservative media on one visit to one site? Gee that’s open minded of you.

  • RottenJohnny

    I guess the only individual who can multi-task is the Glenner hisself. What an amazing guy!

  • Joseph Kucera

    DON’T WANNA GET WET? STAY OUTTA THE WATER! DON’T WANT PIKS OF U NAKED? KEEP YA CLOTHES ON! SIMPLE!

  • Sail Away

    And God said go Adam and Eve cover thy self and they new their nakedness .
    Lesson : Don’t think it doesn’t matter.

  • Luis Sierra

    Nah, if this were any regular person’s photos, it sure wouldn’t be the FBI involved, it would be nobody.

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  • Ann Oyed

    Anyone taking a nude photo on their phone is plainly stupid, if they expect that it may not show up somewhere else unintended.

    Every celebrity doing the above is leaps and bounds beyond stupid, since they should know that these be highly-prizes photos.

    However, the FBI should look into this because it may reveal larger problems in cyberspace. But doing so only because these are Hollywood stars…… is probably more related to the Idiot-in-Chief occupying the White House,

    • Chris_in_Kalifornia

      I’m sure he’s like to look too.

  • Toby

    What is the deal with the new set? It’s almost un-watchable. Good luck to anybody with ADD, or an epileptic, and the huge flashing whatever-the-hell in the background.

  • oldskoolsoldier

    “May I ask the question: Why do you need nude photos of yourself.”

    May I ask the question: What is it any of your business if someone has nude photos of themselves?

  • ken.

    only government agencies are allowed to hack into anyones electronic devices and steal information and look at private photos. at least thats what they want us to believe.

  • harley_dave

    This seems to be a case of “much ado about nothing” These “starlets have posted TONS of revealing photos of themselves in magazines and social media.. Basically if you don’t want a picture of yourself in a low cut dress with no bra and no underwear, you probably shouldn’t dress that way to begin with.. It seem the only sin for these ladies is that they aren’t getting paid for the photos.. As for the FBI insinuating itself into this “controversy”– It’s just another excuse for the government to further monitor our lives..

  • Michael Campbell

    the girls 24 years old, what does it matter?

  • randi

    How stupid are these people who put their nude pics. out for everyone to see,How stupid is the FBI who is trying to trace them. Don,t the FBI have better things to look after especially with the isis mess.

  • ReformSchool

    Public Enema Number Two, Barack Hussein Obama and his communist and terrorist allies keep overturning legal precedents, some nearly 60 years old. Their I.S.I. comrades’ niggardly Sharia slaughters 14 centuries of world advancement and enlightenment. Beginning in the 1950’s, Harvard professor Tom Lehrer parodied the danger. Altogether too scarce in Islam, Obama White House laughter is similarly endangered. http://youtu.be/Pva35TFiBfI

  • http://batman-news.com IT 2 IT 89

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    ————————————-and NEVER DID.”
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    1922

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    One and ALLL in franchise slum Hollywood utterly ‘ON board’.

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