Apple confirmed yesterday that their iCloud service was indeed hacked leaking nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Hudson.

So what about your naked photos?

Should you delete them today? Don't bother, there's no deleting sensitive information stored in the cloud once it's there. CNN reports that services like Apple's iCloud, Google Drive, and Microsoft's OneDrive automatically back up photos and documents stored on your phone to the cloud.

Deleting them on your phone does not delete them from the cloud, and deleting them directly from the cloud service doesn't mean they're gone, either.

These services usually back up the data to a separate server using companies like Cisco, IBM, and Verizon. Your nakeness is everywhere.


Lesson: If you don't want the world to see it, don't put it on your phone.