Hello. You, sitting there one-handedly browsing the stolen photos of scores of Australian women. Yes, you. Not just the absolute shitsipper who stole the photos. But you as well, the one pathetic creep looking at them after they’ve been posted.
“Once they lose control of course this is something that can stay in the realms of the internet, the cyber environment, for many years and come back to haunt them.”“The other fact is once you have those sorts of photographs in your possession, they’re on your digital devices, they may may be the subject of hacking and data theft, which then can be used for extortion purposes, blackmail and other sorts of nefarious purposes.”
Meanwhile, Centre for Internet Safety director Nigel Phair warned people needed to “think twice” before taking photos in the first place, stating:
“It’s the old story, the internet never forgets.”
That is the kind of backwards, risk minimisation, victim blaming bullshit that also suggests I shouldn’t cook steak for dinner unless I want a coyote to take it off my plate.