The Sony hack has revealed a lot: exciting info about potential movies, behind-the-scenes TV scandals, and the incredible rudeness of certain executives.
Unfortunately, the hackers also released confidential information about Sony employees, including social security numbers, health care records, and home addresses.
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Since then, Sony has been doing everything they can to keep the info secure.
And finally, they've scored at least one major victory.
Reddit has a longstanding policy of allowing users to post anything and everything in its forums, just so long as it's legal.
But at the request of Sony, Reddit has shut down their Sony Hack subreddit.
The forum didn't have the info up itself and therefore was not violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but it did house many links to pages with the info (the hackers have mostly been using a site called Pastebin).
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Reddit almost never bans forums, though it did so notably just a few months ago after the celebrity nude photo hack known on the site as The Fappening.
Though the media hasn't been putting out any of the harmful personal data, Sony is requesting that websites stop reporting any information gleaned from the hack.
What do U think?
Should the media be allowed to post info gained from the Sony hack?
- No way, it's ALL illegally accessed in the first place! (63%)
- Sure, as long as it's just entertainment scoops and not harmful personal data. (37%)
Total Votes: 542
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