Leaked Honeymoon Photos Of Prince William And Kate Spark Controversy

Fourteen months after Prince William and Kate Middleton’s honeymoon, photos of their romantic vacation have been made public. But not everyone is enjoying the memories, least of all the royal couple.  Private moments from the couple’s jaunt in Seychelles’ luxurious North Island last May are splashed throughout the pages of Woman’s Day, an Australian tabloid, and spreading like wildfire on the internet.

For the palace, it’s a symbol of broken trust, and a media betrayal that resonates in the royal family’s tragic history. But for one anonymous photographer staked out during their May escape, it could have meant a major payday. Woman’s Day hasn’t confirmed any details on how they obtained the photos or for how much.

Painstaking efforts went into preserving the newlyweds’ privacy in the weeks after their internationally scrutinized wedding. Not even Kate knew their honeymoon destination until the last minute, according to Marie Claire. Despite all that, the location of their beachside retreat in Seychelles North Island was promptly discovered by international press. Out of respect for the couple, and Prince William’s late mother, the media largely promised to respect the couple’s wishes for privacy with a “blackout” during their 10-day jaunt.


The image on the magazine’s cover of the Aussie magazine shows a blissed-out couple, holding snorkeling gear, clueless to any member of the press hidden nearby. Fifteen additional images of Kate and Will swimming and relaxing fill the pages inside the issue.

Paparazzi hiding out in dunes with long lens-equipped cameras are commonplace for high-profile celebrities on vacation, but because of scrutiny over the media’s role in Lady Di’s tragic death, Kate and Will have been granted more privacy.

Does a media “blackout” every really work? How do you think will these leaked honeymoon photos affect the royal couple, the palace, and the international media? Tell us your opinions about this hot royal issue!

Source: Yahoo News

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FBI: ‘Internet Doomsday’ Virus Could Black Out Thousands

Thousands of computer users may lose Internet access on Monday, when the deadline for a temporary fix to a malicious software scam shut down by the FBI last year expires.

Millions of computers were infected with the so-called “Internet Doomsday” virus used in the hacking scam, which redirected Internet searches through DNS servers used by the scammers. (Who, in turn, allegedly netted $14 million in bogus advertising revenue.) After U.S. and Estonian authorities busted the malware ring last November, a federal judge ordered that the FBI use temporary servers while the malware victims’ PCs were repaired. The temporary servers will shut down at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Monday, meaning anyone using a computer still infected with the virus will likely lose Internet access.


“Connectivity will be lost to the Internet PERIOD,” Symantec, the online security firm, said in a blog post. “If your computer is still using DNS entries that are pointing to the FBI servers on July 9, you will lose TOTAL access to the Internet. No connecting to the office from home, no updating Facebook, nothing until the DNS settings are fixed.”

It’s unclear how widespread the “blackout” will be. According to a working group set up by security experts, more than 300,000 computers remained infected as of June 11, including 69,000 in the United States. Last week, 245,000 computers were said to be still infected with the so-called Alureon virus, according online security firm Deteque, including 45,355 U.S. machines.

According to Reuters, U.S. Internet providers including AT&T and Time Warner Cable “have made temporary arrangements so that their customers will be able to access the Internet using the address of the rogue DNS servers.” And the problem, security experts say, is relatively easy to fix.

Have you been affected with the Internet Blackout? What tools did you use to diagnose your PC of the “Internet Doomsday” virus?

Source: Yahoo News

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