There are probably a lot of nervous people tip toeing around the house due to the recent Ashley Madison hack. Ashley Madison who boasts over 37 million accounts since 2001 has been hacked reports say. What is damning is that not only are usernames taken but their names, address, and credit card information which will confirm it’s users. The key issue on why they were targeted was apparently due to their policy to get paid before users can delete their profile. A hacker group who called themselves “Impact Team” took issue at that. Vice.com just posted an interview of the first name leaked by the hackers. You can read the interview here.
We do not have any articles on Ashley Madison as we decided as a team that we would not endorse or refer this ‘dating’ site.
Metro Line in Los Angeles Subway system is hosting a speed dating valentines day event on Friday the 13th. The rules are written here. In the designated subway trains, they will have a host who will navigate the event. Basically, instead of your traditional speed dating, they will use subway seats. Participants must sign up and wear a bracelet. The host, who I presume are employees or contractors will be wearing safety vests. There is no indication any background checks will be done for the participants for this event! You will be required to sign a waiver which presumes to waive liability. Interesting idea and I do think it will be popular!
Today, I received an email for a 50% off subscription coupon code after completing a survey. The Survey was a bit long but the discount promotion code was available immediately after the survey. What is more important, is that you are given an opportunity to share your feedback and help eHarmony improve on their services.
Wow. eHarmony is offering a 60% off for 6 month membership this weekend only from today Oct 30, 2014 until Nov. 2, 2014. Feeling a bit lonely this Halloween? Take advantage of this offer and see if you can find your match!
eHarmony’s founder, Dr. Neil Clark Warren, made no attempt to hide the fact that he wanted to tap into the lucrative business of matching job seekers with companies through matchmaking. His idea is to use a similar format as his popular love seeking questionnaire designed specifically for job seekers. Rumor has it that the site will match potential employees with companies it fits. Speaking with the washingtonpost.com, Warren said that the “matching people for careers is about a $80 billion business,…and matching for marriage is a $2.5 billion business.”
He clearly wants a piece of that $80 billion pie!