The year 2016 was supposed to be when the tech bubble finally burst.
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Videos and pictures of as many as 200,000 teenagers posted via the Snapchat service and stored on a third party website have been put online, apparently by the same people who were behind the posting of nude celebrity photos in August.
The social news platform Reddit has banned pages which allowed users to view, post and share stolen images of celebrities.
The ring of hackers who gathered naked pictures of more than 100 celebrities also planned to use a malware-ridden “clone” of Flappy Bird to steal photos from Android phones.