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The Switchboard: Apple is investigating leak of naked celebrity photos

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Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

Apple says it is 'actively investigating' celeb photo hack. "Apple said Monday it was 'actively investigating' the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were taken and posted all over the Web," according to Re/code.

Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory. The Guardian reports: "One theory gaining ground is that many of the pictures had been accumulated by one hacker over a period of time — and were then 'popped' by another hacker who somehow broke into a machine belonging to the first."

Drone developers consider obstacles that cannot be flown around. "Researchers at NASA are working on ways to manage that menagerie of low-flying aircraft," the New York Times reports. "At NASA’s Moffett Field, about four miles from Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., the agency has been developing a drone traffic management program that would in effect be a separate air traffic control system for things that fly low to the ground — around 400 to 500 feet for most drones."

Namecheap says accounts compromised in hacking incident. Computerworld reports: "Hosting provider Namecheap said Monday hackers compromised some of its users' accounts, likely using a recently disclosed list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers."

It’s made-for-TV patent war, as AT&T sues Cox. "AT&T has sued Cox Communications, saying that Cox has infringed seven AT&T patents covering everything from DVRs to methods for hiding 'packet loss or frame erasure' over a network," according to Ars Technica.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.



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