Major Digital Fallout
@larry -- the release of Ashley Madison data seems to be the perfect storm:
the names, addresses, email ids of people who want affairs is revealed
the people who paid to have their data wiped didn't get it, and those were revealed as well
government users registered on the site (as far as we know)
The hack appears to be a personal vendetta by former employees? Something went amiss in the AM world, did it? Shocking.
This is like the greatest story of the digital world so far. It's like someone for hire getting caught with a congressman in the fountain in front of a Washington hotel. It's right up there with that.
Digital stuff, digital smut.
Should we be surprised that a site such as this has had major fallout -- that's the only kind of fallout it can have. It won't go gently. It's dynamite to start out with.
It's purpose makes the "naked ladies" in Times Square look tame. Whether one agrees with the practice or not, the idea of signing up for a site which pairs you with other people of like minds is sort of asking for trouble, no?
Also, don't government internal firewalls and checking mechanisms stop people with .gov, .mil and others from access to certain sites? Are those restrictions gone?