May 152010
 
 May 15, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Online, Youth & Schools

The once sheltered children of the late Michael Jackson have been thrust onto the spotlight after home-made videos of two of his three children playing up for web cameras were leaked and appeared on YouTube.

Jackson, who died aged 50 last June of an overdose of powerful medications, went to great lengths to keep Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and Prince Michael II, 8, out of the public eye, even making them cover their faces when out.

But less than a year after his death, two of the youngsters – last seen in public at the Grammy awards in January – have hit the spotlight with up to nine video clips of Paris and Prince Michael II appearing on the Internet.

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He said it was not the children who posted the clips. The account owner of French-language fansite KingofPop-Kids.com, which posted many of the clips, said Jackson fans were responsible for hacking into family web accounts.

Read more from Reuters on The Age.

Being a fan doesn’t entitle one to hack into accounts or invade privacy by uploading videos. Jackson’s children are not public figures and are entitled to their privacy. Let’s see if anyone is charged criminally with this.

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