Keep Nude Photos offline? Here's a Better Idea

Publication Type: 
Other Writing
Publication Date: 
September 4, 2014
"If you want to keep something private, keep it offline."
This has been a popular reaction to stories about the targeted attack on celebrities' cloud storage accounts that resulted in the publication of intimate photos. There's something intuitive in this way of thinking. After all, folks can't wrongfully access data that doesn't exist. But it's simplistic logic, and misguided when viewed as the ethic that should guide digital age conduct.