Peggy Drexler, CNN: "Sunday, a user of anonymous Internet message board 4chan posted hundreds of nude photos of some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities. ... The first step to protecting our privacy both online and off isn't to demand that Apple make a stronger iCloud ... nor is it to insist that women stop taking nude photos of themselves. ... It's to take these crimes seriously and hold their executors accountable. The problem isn't the picture. It's the perpetrator."
Jessica Roy, New York magazine: "It's not just the hacker who's guilty here. It's also the fault of administrators and vocal male users of platforms like 4chan and Twitter. ... It's the fault of people who tweet the photos or users who re-upload the cache of images. ... And it's the fault of those who actively seek out those photos. ... You, too, are complicit in perpetuating the cycle of abuse, shame, and sexual violence that women are forced to fight."
Joseph Steinberg, Forbes: "The current breach represents a serious crime and violation of privacy. ... (There are) lessons that we should all learn from this incident: … If you take nude photos, think twice before storing them in the cloud (because they) ... suffer from an inherent problem: They make good targets."
Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun: "I am sorry to wag my finger here, but if you want to be safe you have to change your behavior. … Don't take nude selfies. … Men shouldn't hack phones looking for pictures of you naked. But until they all stop doing it, it is not unreasonable to warn young women that their first obligation is to protect themselves. Assume that you are not completely safe and act accordingly."
Paul Wallis, Digital Journal: "You would think that (phone companies) would pay attention to possible security liabilities. Apparently, that isn't the case. (They) may well be liable for security breaches. … The fact that major corporations are obviously not paying attention to these issues may reflect either contempt for consumers or good old-fashioned incompetence."