Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, has had her iCloud account hacked and thousands of private photographs stolen, according to The Independent.
The information retrieved is believed to include personal photos of the royal family and of Middleton with her fiancé James Matthews.
The publication noted Middleton’s lawyers confirmed her account has been accessed and that her and Matthews have requested their privacy to be respected.
The royal correspondent for the Daily Mail reported that 3,000 photos had been taken from Middleton’s account and a person going by the name “mas” was attempting to sell them to media organizations. Read more…
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Some users are reporting issues connecting to Apple’s iCloud services this afternoon. The issue affects those attempting to sync files to iCloud as well as services that require access to Apple’s servers, such as email, calendar and to-do list applications. The issue became apparent after users started reporting problems syncing data. Fantastical — a service that uses Apple’s servers to sync between calendars — users reported “status code 400” errors when the service tried to connect to Apple’s servers. Fantastical later confirmed the problem on Twitter: iCloud appears to be down currently. Don’t be surprised if you see status code 400 errors until…
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For the second year in a row, Apple reduced prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans, putting costs in line with rivals like Google, Microsoft and Dropbox.
Apple announced changes to iCloud extra storage pricing earlier this month at the event where it unveiled new iPhones, the larger iPad Pro and a revamped Apple TV.
Although the Cupertino, Calif., company did not boost the amount of free storage space — as Computerworld speculated it might — and instead continued to provide just 5GB of iCloud space gratis, it bumped up the $ 0.99 per month plan from 20GB to 50GB, lowered the price of the 200GB plan by 25 percent to $ 2.99 monthly, and halved the 1TB plan’s price to $ 9.99.
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