Ashley maddison dating
This was a big deal because Ashley Madison prided itself on its discretion — it was assumed to be the perfect dating site for a discreet affair.
After the hack, though, it seemed that wannabe cheaters would have better luck finding mates in real life, without leaving a digital trail.
Back in August 2015, the ‘dating’ site Ashley Madison was hacked, exposing married cheaters the world over.
We found out 86 per cent of the site’s users were men, São Paulo had the most registered users of any city and it’s mainly used by rich, powerful men.
“How much is your marriage, standing in your community, and reputation at work worth to you? Thomas decided he wouldn’t pay up but Thomas couldn’t give her a real reason though: “I hemmed and hawed, but just couldn’t dance around the fact that I took the first step of introducing infidelity into our marriage.” He begged, groveled for forgiveness, promised to remain faithful, suggested counselling and told her he loved her. His wife didn’t walk out forever though - she came back early the next morning and suggested Thomas book an appointment with a marriage counselor.
Executives for Avid Life Media, the parent company of the extramarital affairs, admitted to being investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the use of fembots in an interview with Reuters.
After a massive data breach in August 2015, which exposed the personal information of 37 million users, it was revealed that men were disproportionately more active on the site than women. In addition, more than 70,000 of the site’s female users were allegedly fembots, Annalee Newitz of Gizmodo reported.
Based on Ashley Madison's marketing and my own preconceived notions of marital infidelity largely gleaned from Hollywood, I thought the experience might have at least a hint of glamour and danger.
But instead, it felt desperate and the opposite of sexy.
Avid chief executive Rob Segal and president James Millership apologized for the security vulnerabilities that divulged the personal information.