David Pecker, the owner of the National Enquirer attempts to blackmail Jeff Bezos, Bezos fights back

Discussion in 'Internet and Technology' started by R0binHood, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. R0binHood

    R0binHood Habitué

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    Here's Jeff Bezos' (CEO of Amazon) Medium article to explain the situation on how David Pecker tried to blackmail him with nude photos taken from Jeff's phone (presumably hacked)



    Mr Bezos is having none of it and has decided to publicise the blackmail attempt.

    And here is the New York Post's glorious headline and front page :D

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  2. southernlady

    southernlady Coder/Designer

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    Well, that is one way to turn the tables. Esp since blackmail IS ILLEGAL.
     
  3. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    I've got to admit, as tabloid as it is, that headline made me laugh :D
     
  4. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    pecker has dick pics?
     
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  5. R0binHood

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    No, Jeff pics.

    Not sure who Dick is.
     
  6. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Devotee

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    There was a lawyer on some show last night saying it probably doesn't meet the legal definition of extortion (blackmail). The people at those tabloids often know how to word things - they step up to the legal line but don't cross it. Still scummy either way.
     
  7. KimmiKat

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    If I had Pecker as a surname - I would change it fast!
     
  8. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    Or change your first name to Huge
     
  9. R0binHood

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  10. R0binHood

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    Didn't expect to see Terry Crews caught up in this

     
  11. KimmiKat

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    Classic movie!

     
  12. FuturaMX

    FuturaMX Neophyte

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    I read the article. Bezos beats Pecker mercilessly.
     
  13. MagicalAzareal

    MagicalAzareal Magical Developer

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    I don't know why people like keeping naked pictures of themselves on their machines...
     
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  14. Nev_Dull

    Nev_Dull Anachronism

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    Too right! I send all mine to other people.
     
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