Here are a few big news stories we noticed from the past few days that are likely to stay in the headlines throughout the week:
- Celebrity photo scandal continues
continued to take twists and turns this weekend as more nude photos from Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Hope Solo emerged across the internet. Like the previous series of leaked photos it’s alleged the hackers breached the celebrities iCloud accounts through guessing passwords and back-up security questions.
Our advice: Now is a great time to revisit your security settings on any cloud storage devices such as iCloud, Dopbox or Amazon Cloud. While making sure you set strong passwords, we question whether it ever makes sense to hold extremely sensitive photos of yourself in the cloud or on your devices.
Further reading: Don’t Let Your Naked Selfies Reach These 3 People
- Apple introduces default encryption
Coincidentally or not, after the celebrity iCloud scandal, Apple has been rolling out a number of new security features over the past couple of weeks. Apple has now introduced default encryption for iOS8, which means even the company itself will not be able to access data on your devices. Interestingly, Apple went a step further in its announcement, noting that “unlike competitors,” it will not try to monetize its users data. Many in the media interpret this as a swipe at Google, which also announced it will encrypt data by default.
Further reading: Is Google Hiding Something From You?
- iPhone 6 sales break records
Apple continues to dominate headlines with the announcement that it sold over 10 million of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus since Friday. What’s even more impressive, as this Forbes article points out, is that the new phone models are not yet on sale in the world’s largest smartphone market, China, until early 2015.
Further reading: 6 Things to Like About the iPhone 6 Announcement
What news stories did you find interesting this week? Let us know in the comments.