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Diane Kruger has made an emotional plea for her newborn daughter's privacy after unauthorised images of the little girl were leaked.

She revealed her pregnancy in May and her little bundle of joy was born in November. Kruger told Extra“She’s very little, but I’m tired. I feel like a superhero right now.”

The 42-year-old actress only recently welcomed her first baby with boyfriend Norman Reedus, and explained via her Instagram account that the photos were not permitted to be captured.


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She captioned the photo of an image featuring her baby's face blurred out;

“Dear fans, dear non fans, dear paparazzi and anyone with a conscience. We were just tagged in these paparazzi pictures of me and our daughter. These pictures were taken without our consent and expose a vulnerable and innocent baby,”

“While we understand that some people would like to see a picture of our daughter, we as parents, want nothing more than allow her to grow up in privacy and safety," she added.

Tagging her boyfriend Reedus, she concluded; “Me and @bigbaldhead would kindly ask you not to repost these pictures and help us achieve that goal."


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The baby's name and birth date are unknown to the public.

The happy couple met while they were filming Sky in 2015, and went public with their romance in March of 2017.

Reedus has a 19-year-old child with ex-wife Helena Christensen.

We hope the new parents get the privacy they deserve. 


Growing up surrounded by camera crews can’t be easy and that's something the Kardashian clan know all too well.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Kendell Jenner admitted to waking up in the middle of the night from panic attacks following an incident where a man banged on her car window outside her house.

“I wake up in the middle of the night freaking out. Full panic attacks. They wake me up from my sleep, and I need to stand up and I pace and I’m freaking out and crying.”

Kendall was granted a restraining order, but says her anxiety has escalated since sister, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris last October.

The 21-year-old model has a security guard with her at all times, and while she does feel safer because of that, she admitted that the situation doesn’t feel normal to her.

“I don’t feel normal and I like to feel as normal as I possibly can.”

Kendall told Bazaar that despite her position as one of the most famous models in the world right now, she works hard to maintain her privacy and plans to keep any future romances out of the spotlight.

“I think it’s something sacred. It’s something between two people, and nobody else’s opinion needs to be involved in it.

“People want to start drama. If I had a boyfriend, people are going to say all this stuff that’s probably going to cause us to break up.”

Kendall graces of the cover of Harper’s Bazaar 150th anniversary edition, channelling some old Hollywood glamour. 


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Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!


Being a successful TV presenter obviously has its perks – you get to meet incredible people, travel to exclusive locations and wear the nicest gear.  But as Laura Whitmore just pointed out, fame also has some major disadvantages.

It’s only been a day since the Bray native announced that she will be taking part in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing and already the paparazzi are creeping on her gaff.

And while many people would board up their windows in a bid to protect their privacy, Laura has decided to call out the “creepy photographer” in question for his actions.



In her latest tweet the 31-year-old star shared a picture of the photographer who is trying to snap a photo of her from a Mini parked outside her house.

In the accompanying message the London-based presenter said: “Creepy photographer outside my house…I see you.  Thanks for making me feel intimidated in my own home.”

Laura’s followers have been quick to support her statement as one tweeted “Disgusting!  Your home is where you are supposed to feel safe,” while another adopted a more light-hearted approach by writing: “@thewhitmore do a few dance steps for him.”






We all know that we should be checking our privacy settings on Facebook. Apparently this is not just to prevent someone we don’t know spotting a less than flattering snap of us from days gone by.

The social networking site is now offering a feature that will tell you who has been ‘spying’ on you.

The 'hacker alert’ feature is not necessarily what you might think. It is not actually put in place in order for you to see if the cute guy from the office has been having a look at your profile.

Instead, it was designed to tell you when governments are spying on you.

Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos wrote in a Facebook blog, "Starting today, we will notify you if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of a nation-state."

This is what the notification will look like:

If users get the notification, the company is recommending rebuilding or replacing systems that have been infected by malware.

To avoid that, because that’s pretty impractical, Facebook suggests turning on login approval.

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“We decided to show this additional warning if we have a strong suspicion that an attack could be government-sponsored.”

"We do this because these types of attacks tend to be more advanced and dangerous than others.”

Login approvals send you a notification if your account is being logged into from an unfamiliar device or IP address.


Facebook's "On This Day" and "Year In Review" reminders are an amazing way to look back on past celebrations and milestones. We have all definitely shared a giggle with friends over the state of our disastrous teenage disco outfits. 

So, while we have the nifty features to remind us of some of the fun times of the past, that is not always the case. 

Sometimes, Facebook can miss the mark. You can end up feeling less amused and just more ashamed from some past experiences that made their way onto social media. 

Now the company is offering a way to keep sad and unpleasant (or downright cringeworthy) memories from resurfacing in these nostalgia-inducing reminders. 

Head to the Facebook "On This Day" page here. This page actually shows you posts you've made, photos you've uploaded, and friends you've made on that day. It can be pretty funny. 

Then, click on Preferences in the upper right-hand corner. In the pop-up menu you now have the option to filter out people or dates you would prefer not to be reminded of. 

It may not be the most sophisticated option, but it does the job. Right now, Facebook just isn't smart enough to know everything about you and your status updates- thankfully, because that might get a touch invasive. 

At least now you have the option to block out posts from surfacing that might include your ex. 



Has Facebook asked you for your number yet?

If you thought the only way to get rid of that annoying notification was to submit your digits then think again.

A British software engineer has discovered that by adding their number to the site, people are making it easier for others to find and share their information online.

Reza Moaiandin used a coding script to generate every possible phone number in the U.S, Canada and the U.K. He then sent millions of the number to Facebook’s app-building programme.

In return he was able to then receive millions of personal profiles completely unblocked.

Any data that Facebook users have made viewable by the public was accessible to Reza whether he was friends with them or not, or even through friends of friends.

Some of this personal data included not only individual’s phone numbers but also their addresses, birthdays and relationship statuses.

He told the Mail Online: 'With this security loophole, a person with the right knowledge can harvest the non-private details of the users who allow public access to their phone numbers, enabling the harvester to then use or sell on the user details.”

Facebook then told him that they do not consider this a “security vulnerability” as they have controls in place to “monitor and mitigate abuse”.

Ultimately it appears the responsibility always lies with the user. We just know that we’ll be keeping some things to ourselves.

Can you imagine if that questionable ex from your past managed to get your new number? Nope. No thank you.



Are you one of the 1,000,000,000 people who have the Facebook Messenger app on their phone?

You are also probably one of the 90% of people who don’t read the Terms and Conditions before accepting.

If so you might be in for a shock.

Facebook is not known for its defence of privacy at the best of times, but when one man actually stopped to read the terms and conditions for the messaging app he was left speechless.

When you install Facebook Messenger you not only give it access to all your personal details, but it can record you using the camera and microphone, at any time, without asking.

Using the app, Facebook can take and send on any information about you it wants, and can even call and text people with your phone without you knowing about it. And it’s you who is charged for the privilege.


If you decide to keep this app, keep a close watch for any unexplained charges. Your phone could be living a life of its own.


The most worrying Terms and Conditions include:

– Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

– Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.

– Allows the app to record audio with microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation

– Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

– Allows the app to read your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.

– Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.

– Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

– Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.

Allows the app to get a list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.




One of our favourite celebrity couples have shared their first ever selfie.

Sarah Michelle uploaded the sweet picture to her Twitter account with the caption: “Now only because this is a special occasion… To all my fans, for your loyalty and support. I thank you. 200,000!!!”

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have been married for twelve years but are clearly still very much in love – aww!

The couple’s privacy is very important to them and so this was quite the momentous occasion for fans of the actors.

Sarah Michelle and Freddie have two children together, Charlotte and Rocky.