Last month, when the pictures of naked female celebrities were leaked online, I read a chorus of “What did she expect? She should have taken better precautions!” My position, articulated in the several comment threads which I deemed to participate in (most common threads are dreck), was that these were intelligent women who presumably knew to take reasonable precautions. We are all at risk from determined creeps (criminals, actually), if we were to become interesting for some reason. (c.f. Gamergate.)

Taylor Swift has written a very thoughtful piece, “A Story About Jessica,” about the challenges faced by an average teen dealing with computer security.  It is well worth reading.

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