Ashley Madison Hacking Victims Affairs

Ashley Madison hack: What it’s like to have your affair exposed

By on September 2, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Ashley Madison hack: What it’s like to have your affair exposed

While many revelations surrounding the Ashley Madison hack are indeed funny — the fact that many users apparently spent their time flirting with fembots comes to mind — others are not. In fact, millions of people who used the website are now being subjected to blackmail, public scorn and other unpleasant things that are making their lives miserable. More →

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Ashley Madison Hack Robot Users

How many Ashley Madison users were flirting with fembots?

By on September 1, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

How many Ashley Madison users were flirting with fembots?

Ashley Madison is claiming that millions of real women regularly use its website to help them have affairs. But if that’s the case, why do so many of the website’s robo-users disproportionately send messages to male users? Gizmodo’s Annalee Newitz has done some more detective work on the leaked Ashley Madison data and has discovered that the website has had its bots send more than 20 million messages to men while sending less than 2,000 such robo-messages to women. Meanwhile, Ashley Madison’s bots engaged in instant message chats with men more than 11 million times and chatted with women on the site just 2,400 times. More →

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Ashley Madison Hack Spokesmodel Allegations

Ex-Ashley Madison spokesmodel drops bombshell allegations against cheating website

By on September 1, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Ex-Ashley Madison spokesmodel drops bombshell allegations against cheating website

We’ve seen a lot of reporting on the Ashley Madison hack lately that suggests the vast majority of female profiles on the website are completely fake. Now Inside Edition has scored an interview with Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, who was paid to be Ashley Madison’s spokesmodel back in 2010 and who is now tossing bombshell allegations against the website charging that it’s run by “scam artists.” More →

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Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix

One way Amazon Prime Video just became more appealing than Netflix

One way Amazon Prime Video just became more appealing than Netflix

By on September 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Not many people would argue that Netflix offers the most comprehensive content lineup of any streaming service on the Internet, but the ubiquitous provider isn’t perfect. To that point, years into its successful run, the company still hasn’t made any tangible strides on offering customers the ability to play shows and movies offline, so Amazon went ahead and beat Netflix to the punch. More →

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Facebook Tips And Tricks Photo Quality

How to stop Facebook from ruining the quality of your uploaded pics

By on September 1, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

How to stop Facebook from ruining the quality of your uploaded pics

Have you ever uploaded an image to Facebook and noticed that it doesn’t look as good on your timeline as it does on your hard drive? There’s a reason for that: Facebook saves space on its servers by compressing the photos you upload, which will affect a picture’s overall quality. This is a particularly bad problem for photos you’ve downloaded from elsewhere on the web that have likely already gone through at least one compression so far. Lifehacker, however, has provided us with a helpful list of tips for beating the Facebook compression system and posting photos that look almost as good as new. More →

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Opinions
Why Is Comcast So Bad

Enough: It’s time for major tech companies to take a stand against ISP data caps

By on September 1, 2015 at 7:35 AM.

Enough: It’s time for major tech companies to take a stand against ISP data caps

Let’s be honest: The only reason we tolerate mobile data caps at all is because we at least have wireline networks at home that we can fall back on. Comcast and other ISPs seem determined to end unlimited data for home networks as well, however.  More →

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Ashley Madison Hack Female Users

The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet

By on August 27, 2015 at 11:15 PM.

The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet

Was Ashley Madison a website full of married guys who spent their time trying to hook up with bots and/or other guys whom they thought were women? Gizmodo has taken a look at some of the leaked data about the website and has found that the reality is it’s “like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots.” More →

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Most Embarrassing Google Searches By State

This map shows your state’s most embarrassing Google searches

By on August 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

This map shows your state’s most embarrassing Google searches

Every state in the U.S. has its own unique culture, which also means it has its own unique Google searches. Real estate search site Estately recently dove into Google search data and came up with some common search items in each state that it deemed embarrassing. As you can see in the map above, people in Massachusetts have been searching a lot for “deflated balls” recently thanks to the alleged antics of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, while people in Tennessee seem to really want to know whether Bigfoot is real. More →

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Recover Deleted iCloud Files

A guide to recovering deleted files from iCloud

By on August 26, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

A guide to recovering deleted files from iCloud

Losing data in the cloud is a tragically hopeless feeling.

Although Apple’s iCloud service is incredibly convenient for accessing files between different devices without having to manually move them around, we’ve all heard the horror stories of files being inexplicably lost or accidentally deleted. Thankfully, Apple knows that we all make mistakes, so there’s a way to get the data back. More →

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Politicians Twitter Gaffes

Twitter just made it more difficult to hold politicians accountable

Twitter just made it more difficult to hold politicians accountable

By on August 25, 2015 at 8:20 PM.

Nothing ever really disappears on the Internet. It’s both terrifying and fantastic, depending on the circumstances — and on which end of the stick you’re on. Once an article is published… once a photo is leaked… once a tweet is tweeted… it’s out there forever.

In the case of politicians who have a tendency to tweet without stopping to think first and consider the ramifications of what they’re about to post, the permanency of the Internet can help the public see these elected officials’ true colors. Interestingly, however, Twitter just made it slightly more difficult for us to hold politicians accountable — and the company used the worst possible logic in doing so. More →

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Comcast Gigabit Internet

Comcast to offer gigabit Internet nationwide by 2018

By on August 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Comcast to offer gigabit Internet nationwide by 2018

Though maligned for its customer support and billing practices, the one thing Comcast decidedly does well is offer fast Internet service. In recent nationwide testing, SpeedTest.net found that Comcast is the fastest nationwide ISP in the country. And now comes word that the company’s fast Internet is about to get a whole lot faster.

During a recent interview with FierceCable, Comcast VP of network architecture Robert Howald said that Comcast has plans to offer gigabit Internet service to all of its customers by 2018.

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BitTorrent uTorrent Download App Subscription

Irony: Popular illegal download service wants you to pay for its software

By on August 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Irony: Popular illegal download service wants you to pay for its software

Apps that allow users to download torrent files are usually used for grabbing copyrighted content that’s illegally hosted online. Most such apps are available as free downloads, but one popular torrent app is exploring options to make its users pay for the app. More →

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