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Someone stop me before I reblog every post from natgeofound.

natgeofound:

Friends eat watermelon outside a beach cottage on a summer afternoon on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 1955.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Friends eat watermelon outside a beach cottage on a summer afternoon on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 1955.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

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natgeofound:

Atlantic puffins in Maine, July 1943.Photograph by Cleveland P. Grant, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Atlantic puffins in Maine, July 1943.Photograph by Cleveland P. Grant, National Geographic

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natgeofound:

A farmer embraces his dog in his stonewalled field on Inishmore Island in Ireland, March 1971.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A farmer embraces his dog in his stonewalled field on Inishmore Island in Ireland, March 1971.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic Creative

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cocaineteas:

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Do you worry that reporting on the leaks from an account that co-opts a celebrity's image is a bit hypocritical? Obviously it's not the same thing and it's done in good taste but it presents a strange juxtaposition. Just wonder how you feel about it. -Anonymous

swiftonsecurity:

I am Taylor Swift. 

[A perfectly fair question, one which I have carefully considered. Whenever I post, I always consider the impact on Taylor’s image and if I’m exploiting it for cheap laughs damaging or embarrassing to her. This has been a central concern since the very, very beginning of the account. One month in, so concerned, I even wrote a manifesto about my intentions.

http://pastebin.com/mSYM5HS4

I am exceedingly careful and avoidant in sexual references as well. The computer rack posts are ones I’ve debated back and forth on using, but after seeing them embraced by others I’m more confident in letting them remain. Although I started this account to make some dumb jokes about Heartbleed, I’ve grown to immensely respect her through my research. She is a good person. An absolutely, truly good person that regardless of any missteps, I have absolute faith in the integrity of. I don’t know how much it matters in the end, but I regularly get feedback that my work has enhanced her image in the minds of people who follow me. And my work is, in the end, an overall positive.

Regarding reports on the leaks, this is something I considered carefully as well. I started posting after I recognized this was a huge event everyone in the English-speaking world was going to hear about. I never once linked to anything that contained, showed blurred versions of, or linked in any way to the photos or video in question. I never posted any screenshots, even those with “safe-for-work” thumbnails. That’s a lot more than a lot of the sites did.

At that point, there was nothing to do except find something positive in it. My ignoring it would do nothing except throw away what I could offer to the public in this event. That came down to three things:

  1. Identify the methods used to compromise these images in order to help public understanding and personal defensive measures assuming the worst kind of compromise
  2. Looking at my past post history, you can see I am concerned with tech literacy and education of the populace on security matters. This is a “teachable moment” we can use to encourage defensive computing by everyone, especially women, who are disproportionately impacted. Taylor Swift is luckily a figure respected and a great way to draw attention. Early in the event, I was promoting @VioletBlue’s book on privacy.
  3. I have a large reach, far larger than on my personal account. I decided to use it as a platform to fight back against ridiculous slut-shaming because of that.

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