*But boobs are an entirely different matter…
The utter and complete devastation of seeing a penis is never as prevalent as when you don’t want to see it.
So, how about when you are “violated” when someone Airdrops a picture of a penis (possibly their own, possibly not) to your phone. How do normal people react? They cringe a little (or lots, dependent on how good the appendage is) and then delete it. Right?
Not if you’re Lorraine Crighton-Smith:
The victim received two pictures of an unknown man’s penis on her phone via Apple’s Airdrop sharing function.
Lorraine Crighton-Smith, 34, said she felt “violated” and reported it to the British Transport Police (BTP).
Now, there’s a couple of issues here:
- For someone to be able to Airdrop something you have to have airdrop switched on.
- It has to be set to “receive from anyone”.
- You have to have it active at that particular moment to be able to receive it.
- You have to accept the airdrop request.
She admitted that she was sending photos to someone else previously. She declined the request the first time…
“So, I declined the image, instinctively, and another image appeared, at which [point] I realised someone nearby must be sending them, and that concerned me. I felt violated, it was a very unpleasant thing to have forced upon my screen.`
So, she must have accepted the request the second time. She was that violated that she reported it to the BTP.
Here’s a couple of simple suggestions:
- Turn off Airdrop when you are finished doing whatever you are doing.
- If you MUST have it switched on all the time, set visibility to “Contacts Only”.
“What’s the next stage from sending a naked photograph to a stranger, what happens next, was he getting any sort of gratification from it?”
Honestly? The next stage. Nothing. I really believe that this was a practical joke. At most it was probably a demonstration that people are far too lax about security on their devices.
Would I do it? No, I know what my penis looks like…