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Ashu001
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10/5/2015 | 11:44:32 AM
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SaneIT,

Yes I agree wholeheartedly with your viewpoint here.

Since,I know I am not perfect myself it gives me no right to judge other folks in this area.

The saddest part is what you have very clearly demonstrated-Lack of any visible Privacy safeguards.

This is most unfortunate as well as the total lack of discretion shown by Hackers in releasing People's most personal data here.
SaneIT
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9/8/2015 | 8:16:36 AM
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Since I don't know their personal situations I'm going to hold off on passing judgement on anyone using those sites. I know that a large portion of the SPAM that I've seen over the past 20 years is sex centric so I'm not at all surprised that people are at least curious about sites selling sex in any form. 

 

What bothers me most is the lack of defense for these people after their data was lost.  I'm not seeing anyone rushing to shut down the reporting of their personal information.  We live in a world where you can have hygiene products sent to you in discreet packaging but your personal information can be shared with a sense of pride if a blogger/reporter wants to hang you out to dry.

 
Ashu001
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9/6/2015 | 11:16:36 AM
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SaneIT,

I genuinely feel sorry for all those folks who have seen their Privacy compromised in such fashion online.

If nothing else,this should dissuade folks from engaging in such behavior online.

Nothing you do or say in the online space is Anonymous today.

The sooner folks get that into their heads the better for everyone concerned.

 
SaneIT
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8/31/2015 | 8:25:42 AM
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With their CEO stepping down I suspect you're right, this will end their business for a few reasons.  Their business plan was deceptive, their privacy promises failed and the hack showed that both of those were true.  
Ashu001
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8/30/2015 | 8:50:19 AM
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SaneIT,

How much do you want to bet that the Company ends up going bankrupt under the Weight of the Lawsuits?

There are so many other such Websites out there;how is anyone going to be able to shut them all down?

You possibly can't.

The only thing that can come out of this issue(I Hope) is that Company founders/Entrepreneurs start taking the Security of their websites much more seriously from now onwards.

I hope so.

 
larryloeb
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8/28/2015 | 9:17:28 AM
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in things like this, it's the shock value of the names that hit media mentions.

if you want to check out a neighbor, you do it yourself.
SaneIT
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8/28/2015 | 8:16:17 AM
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On the plus side if they win the class action suit they won't have as many people to share the money with than the site makes it sound.  I'm waiting for an investigation around prostitution to sprint out of this as well since they were guaranteeing affairs with such a poor ratio of women to me, to me that sounds like at the very least they were working with an escort service. 

 

For those who had their data leaked I also wonder how long it will be before full names are leaked not just sites to see if your own email account was involved.  We've heard about a handful of higher profile people who were customers but we're not hearing about the other 20 million.
larryloeb
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8/27/2015 | 3:38:47 PM
Re: Those responsible
Their values seem to be the whole rationale behind this.
kstaron
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8/27/2015 | 2:59:00 PM
Those responsible
We'll see of a half mil is enough to out whoever did this. I'm not sure if I should be amused or outraged by his conclusion that this was done by a female based on the 'emotionally charged' manifesto. With this kind of hacking it seems to me that a company should look to its values because that's the probable reason they got hacked.
larryloeb
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8/27/2015 | 9:03:40 AM
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The drama is sort of the point of it all here.

It's a breach with salaciousness and tons of tut-tutting.

Some figures I have seen say there were 31M guys, 5M girl accounts and only 12K active ladies.

Social engineering on a grand scale, in a lot of ways.

 
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