Government Adulterers Exposed


Following the hacking last month of Ashley Madison, a website that specialised in facilitating adulterous affairs, the group of activists behind the hack have dumped online what the claim to be the stolen data. This includes the names, email addresses and credit card transactions of the 37 million signed up Ashley Madison members.

If the information in the data dump is authentic, and it does seem so, it will be a goldmine for fraudsters, blackmailers, divorce lawyers and journalists; tying credit card transactions to online profiles of people looking to cheat on their spouses. Guido counted around 130 people who apparently signed up to Ashley Madison with email addresses. That’s a lot of potential Brooks Newmarks…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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