Photos hurt

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Celebgate is probably the biggest privacy breach of the most famous people ever to come to public attention all at once. If you didn’t feel vulnerable after the massive Target breach or after Mat Honan’s epic hacking, surely you should feel exposed now that dozens of rich and famous celebrities have had their private photos stolen.

The breach itself wasn’t that interesting to me — it seemed inevitable. What was interesting was how quickly some celebrities admitted the photos were real, even though they could have easily argued otherwise.

A representative for Jennifer Lawrence, whose photos were leaked first, confirmed the authenticity of the photos right away. Model Kate Upton’s lawyers confirmed her photos. Mary Elizabeth Winstead,…

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