George Clooney’s wedding to Amal Alamuddin was the celebrity story of the weekend.
It has been reported that Clooney gave every guest at his wedding a “burner” phone. A burner phone has a single purpose, and is intended to be discarded after use. These phones came with special codes that served as both a ticket into the wedding events, as well as a deterrent for guests wishing to leak photos.
** No word on if the phones were iPhones hooked to the iCloud, but I doubt it…
American Vogue has exclusive rights to photograph of Clooney’s wedding, in return for a donation to a charity of his choice. The burner phones meant that wedding guests couldn’t sell on photos to rival publications, as the code system means that Clooney would be able to tell exactly who each photograph came from.
(Photo credit: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)