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Mar 31 2010   10:00AM GMT

Private photos not so private with Quip app

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While the BBC has delayed the release of its iPhone apps, due in early April, because of concerns from the BBC Trust that the Beeb has too many fingers in online pies, some iPhone users have discovered their penchant for distributing embarrassing photos of themselves to close friends has been broadcast further afield.
The Quip app allows people to send pictures to each other for free but did not tell its users that it stored them unencrypted on a publicly accessible web server. Once it became common knowledge that you could view some hilarious images on Quip developer Addy Mobile’s servers, it shut them down to spoil the show. 

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