When you talk about hacking, you’ve got to remember there are all kinds. When a Russian crime ring amassed a billion stolen passwords earlier this year, it was an example of the kind of hacking that poses a real threat. There’s a whole other kind of hacking, though, which is what we saw recently when a bunch of celebrities had private pictures leaked online. This is essentially cyber bullying, where hackers are all trying to one-up each other and prove they’re the big kid on the playground. While I don’t believe that any of the people who leaked these photos have the power to hack into Apple, the leak reminds us about a few things. It reminds us how important it is to use strong passwords, to make sure you completely trust everyone who may have access to your accounts and, most importantly – if you take a picture of yourself that you don’t want the whole world to see, guess what? The whole world will see that picture. Don’t take the picture. It’s that simple.

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Named LinkedIn’s #1 Voice in Technology for 2017, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 8, 2014" by @ShellyPalmer

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