Reddit‘s traffic was off the charts. In fact, there were so many people flocking to Reddit, a site that normally gets more than 1 billion pageviews each month, that it was actually in danger of crashing. Unfortunately for the team at Reddit, those eyeballs weren’t looking at high-profile Ask Me Anything interviews or hilarious viral videos — they were looking for nude celebrity photos.
One or more hackers stole nude or semi-naked images from multiple celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, and posted the private photos to 4chan last Sunday. The images then spread to a subgroup on Reddit known as “The Fappening,” a masturbation reference. That Reddit page quickly became a hotbed for user activity, and the new frontline in the Internet’s never-ending battle between decency and free speech Read more…
via Mashable http://ift.tt/1tilLaW