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Were the revelations the cheaters’ just deserts or did the infiltrators’ crusade unfairly hurt individuals minding their own business?
More quickly than anyone guessed, all of those concerns turned out to be largely a moot point. I became especially transfixed by Annalee Newitz’s reporting over at Gizmodo (she’s at Ars Technica these days). So the men would get chatbot messages from fake or re-purposed profiles and they’d message back. As if that wasn’t enough, though, a short documentary that just went live yesterday on Netflix digs into several additional reasons to make the website Ashley Madison and its parent company, Avid Life Media, memorably hate-worthy. Members can now view it in its entirety for free (and, presumably, chill—or whatever).
“I had contact with maybe 200 profiles, and out of that I believe I spoke to one actual person,” Christopher Russell, an unsuccessful user says in the film (by the way, hats off to this guy for coming forward as someone who used the service).♦ The worse men behaved, the more money Avid Life made.She found that almost none of the women’s profiles on the site were getting used. She kept digging through the hacked trove and found that lots of the profiles of women were really bots. Every message was money in the pocket of Noel Biderman and his colleagues. The very fact that Newitz was able to look so deeply into the profiles of Ashley Madison users illustrates the unusual extent of the breach.The crew that stole the information called itself the Impact Team. It got hold of everyone at the companies emails and more. Which almost certainly means it got into more than one place, because most companies don’t keep internal documents on the same server as their website.In today’s privacy-conscious world, many dating companies are looking for high-tech solutions to bolster their security.Nowadays, storing millions of people’s personal data in one big pot isn’t the only way to do business.