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Savior Faire!
The only way to describe it would be to just imagine the word blog as being the actual subject mater. No rhyme no reason....just a dead drop of thoughts.
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Posted:Jul 14, 2021 5:54 am
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Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) is a structured, goal-oriented therapy used with and adolescents to encourage growth, development and awareness in all aspects of life. This therapeutic approach involves a wide array of techniques--from engaging in positive play exercises, to role playing and modeling, to placing strong emphasis on the ’s feelings, emotions, fantasies and experiences.

The goal is to help with social skills and also, largely with self-perception in terms of a ’s ability to relate to others. Jacqueline works with using CBPT to help them feel more confident and better prepared to deal with the daily challenges of life as well as enabling them to more effectively manage their own feelings.

CBT embraces a vast range of techniques, borrowing from behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy and integrating play concepts in order to help the improve communication and relationship skills. The is fully involved in his/her own development and growth when it comes to CBPT.

In using techniques of CBPT, THEY strives to:

Help set specific, actionable goals

Emphasize the importance of creating achievable goals

Enable them to focus on challenges and issues that they face today

Help them better understand their behaviors and consequently how to manage them
Juicy all cool shawn [Je suis un cochon]
Posted:Apr 4, 2020 7:36 am
Last Updated:Apr 4, 2020 7:42 am
It is all in the accent....and they all mean the same.

and find out...

p.s. I want be irresponsible with you and just have some ridiculous fun like there is no tomorrow.
Secret Identity Theft
Posted:Jun 11, 2016 8:50 am
Last Updated:Nov 4, 2021 2:34 am
Identity fraud means the fraudulent use of an individual's identifying information to commit crimes, unlawfully establish credit accounts, secure loans, or enter into contracts. Identity fraud occurs when a criminal uses personal information, such as a Social Security Number or credit card account number, to steal financial resources.
For example, Identity fraud may occur when someone steals personal information, opens credit card accounts in your name without permission, and charges merchandise to those accounts. Conversely, identity fraud does not occur when a credit card is simply stolen. Stealing one’s credit card may be consumer fraud, but is not identity fraud.
Identity fraud is a federal crime in the United States. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity fraud is the most popular form of consumer fraud.
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Just a little thing Marboro and I worked out as brandable
Posted:Apr 27, 2016 6:12 pm
Last Updated:Apr 27, 2016 6:21 pm
If I were to stick a feather in my hat.... well it would be the cheesiest as well oh wtf I would call it Macaroni.
Why because you need a Standard to the Nation. Philip Morris as Kraft has done more for this country then most will give them credit for. When it came down to it, and soldiers needed a tasted from home, Kraft invented American Cheese wiz. A food stuff that could both fuel and survive a soldier. And now they say processed cheese is bad for you. WTF it already won the battle of the Bulge. Littlery. Now this is totally just a work in progress for I would have to check with my betters to see if I'm allowed to stand out like this. But I am pretty sure it is brad able. (oh those are my real initials just so you know).
Be sure to check back for I have a story of the ultimate stupidity and ego mania or super ego...
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You have unscrupuls behavior going on inside the working of AdultFriendFinder
Posted:Dec 26, 2015 9:33 pm
Last Updated:May 10, 2019 1:24 am
I called in tonight at 9pm pacific time on 12/26/2015 I guess the associate could not understand the spelling of my online I choose to monopolize on that opportunity. I asked a general question refereeing to what I had read and asked that was correct. What I asked was could gold members send emails to me and then I would be able to respond to them? "Oh yes was her reply and she went on to almost verbatim recite the help sections definitions of the subject."
Then she found my account, and logged it. I explained I could not do those things. She began to ride the bicycle backwards. We had clear communication, that there can be no denial.
SO then we discussed Gold vs Silver and even VIP memberships the last two I can not access anymore. She said they don't exist.... I assured her they do and began to read from the AdultFriendFinder help section. As well I read to her what a Standard member contacts feature is which is below...It was on this she hung up. (Oh I should also note that I asked for a free month since I have had gold for the last three months, and been a member since I before 2008 with never a free month...she said could not get one, I replied that I just finished purcahssing 3 months in a row, I could just not afford 3 months at one shot..but it is the same subscription for a single trial month. In retro spec I should have about the process time if one mailed their single checks anyways see all the stuff below. You know as well maybe this is why there was the data breach? Maybe somebody stole so as to raise a red flag as to the unlawful behaviors.)

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I can find nothing on vip anymore....
also when was the last time a standard member got to view the limited number of emails a day? For myself they always say upgrade and then afterwards once I had, it claims I saw them.
Ever heard you need to spend a little money to make some money?
Posted:Dec 23, 2015 11:45 am
Last Updated:Dec 23, 2015 1:01 pm

So a debt collector called me. I assured them I want no part in any money laundering. But here is the rub. I would assume that i.e. a credit card or charge card would represent a liability or assets account with the debtor. As such a security you would be foolish to just want to throw money away. Here are some of the values you need to judge. 1. they the collector need to know 3 things about it first. and I can only think of two right is the actual price of the security (just think of it as a mutual fund of sorts) second they need to know how many shares there are too it. now if you think about it the debt collector could easially win two way...if he managed to sell the debt to you as being paid to him Or you actually were worth your salt and knew to buy it again. why because we all know there would be the original amount you owed on the well there would be the amount they would take right off the bat as doing you a favor? Furthermore there is also the Sell amount and the net asset value of it...(actually imagine it as a portfolio account because that has more than one security in it which is what they have) It is a load sale i.e. with a commission built into it the true market value is in the sell price, now debts with commissions for there sales are considered the net asset value accounts (just because they have a net). You as the debtor did so for a reason I am sure of that for you! It is all in the accrued intrest that has been un paid out...and needs to be paid to the original short though this can only be done a BUY sale and the reason why you have it in a portfolio account of sorts. we all know how quick the balance adds up (having done nothing but enjoy time...time is actually considered a deductible and unless you credit card had a deductible written into it non payment policy well.....that money 101...why can you argue it is a security or liability act...I am sure you purchased something non consumable inside a shopping mall..until that item is taken to the city incinerator and utterly destroyed and the ashes scatter and not sold as decimated novelties... aka a number collectable. you will still have a tangible worth to fuckin own it be proud! Hell you basically with your non payment created a Capital Gains Distribution M-Fund for it has money inside its money, by the way do not let them tell you that it is also not a bond you are working with...I know for a FACT that even the Secret Service don't a definition of what a BOND looks like. Lets just say about 15 years ago I was tweeking and I spent about 1.5 hr going over the subject with them...

the insurance side of me says it like this: the intrest on the credit card did nothing for it as i.e. work covering any expense for the risk is the factor...the intrest rate percentage is charge to you based on the amount they need to cover....they did that the first time they applied it...obvious if the balance did not change they have noting new to cover...again it not the deductible...and time is not the factor either in this sense...its only the factor of the closer you get to the end of the tenure of the warrant for the stock sale (of shares etc) the more worthless the warrant imagine the closer you get to the non payment of premium to keep the account open and it's close date the bigger the risk etc...and lets face it- the merit is in the don't have to pay back any amount given to you when they can issue reports that will be attached to your credit report and you ability to get any more...that is there reward because that is their only path to "glory" You on the other hand simply want the vengeance of the debt..the actual RETURN of the injury...

SO BITCHES...THATS money 101
As we near the times immortal?
Posted:Dec 20, 2015 2:53 am
Last Updated:Dec 20, 2015 3:11 am

The Holly King and Oak King

The Wiccan God is the Lord of the Greenwood, consort to the Lady of the Greenwood. Known also as Cernunnos, the Green Man, Herne the Hunter, and Lord of the Wild Hunt, he is a god of fertility, growth, death, and rebirth.

Two God-themes figure predominantly in Wiccan Sabbats: the Sun-God theme and that of the Holly King and Oak King.

The Sun-God rules the seasons. At Yule, he is the new babe, the embodiment of innocence and joy. He represents the infancy of the returning light. At Imolg, his growth is celebrated, as the days are growing longer and light stronger. At Ostara, he is a green, flourishing youth whose eye is taken by the Maiden Goddess. On Beltane, he is the young man in love who takes the Goddess as his bride. Their consummated marriage is celebrated with maypoles and bonfires. At Midsummer, he consummates his marriage in a union so complete that it becomes a death. He is mourned at Lammas, and at Mabon, he sleeps in the womb of the Goddess. At Samhain, he waits in the Shining Land to be reborn.

The symbolism of the Horned God is also played out the theme of the Holly King and Oak King. The Horned God is the Holly King and the Oak King, two twin gods seen as one complete entity. Each of the twin gods rule for half of a year, fights for the favor of the Goddess, and dies. But the defeated twin is not truly dead, he merely withdraws for six months, some say to Caer Arianrhod, the Castle of the ever-turning Silver Wheel, which is also known as the Wheel of the Stars. This is the enchanted realm of the Goddess Arianrhod where the god must wait and learn before being born again. Arianrhod means "silver wheel" and the castle is the Aurora Borealis. She is the goddess of the astral skies and there she rules as goddess of reincarnation.

The golden Oak King, who is the light twin, rules from midwinter to midsummer. The darksome Holly King rules the dark half of the year from Midsummer to Midwinter.
just a few samples of some of the emails i have got over the ashley madison affair
Posted:Nov 9, 2015 12:17 am
Last Updated:Mar 31, 2020 12:39 pm

!Hey there!

If you want to keep your cheating and lies secret from your significant other, your family, your friends and work contacts then pay very close attention to this email. As what we demand is non-negotiable and you might ruin your life if you decide to ignore this email.

You must send exactly 1 Bitcoin (BTC) if you pay within 48 hours (approx. value $230USD) TO THE FOLLOWING BTC ADDRESS: 16F6MZE6VDrAaAykMrpx9Rvh2XRdTRXwaV (copy and paste address!!)

If you fail to meet the 48 hour deadline, you must send exactly 5 Bitcoin if you pay after 2 days but less then 6 days 23 hours from send time of this email; to the following BTC address: 16F6MZE6VDrAaAykMrpx9Rvh2XRdTRXwaV (copy and paste address!!)

On the 7th day if you do not pay the non-negotiable amount your significant other, family and friends along with your employer will receive copies of all the hacked data screenshots, credit card transaction logs which include ip address, billing name and address and messages and profile from the cheating site you used to be unfaithful.

If you do not pay within the time frames we have set fourth this data will be in the hands of the people you wanted to keep your cheating secret from.

We are aware that you probably don't have (bitcoin) BTC at the moment, so we are giving you this time to get BTC and pay us.

**If you need help locating a place to purchase (BTC), use the website called localbitcoins, google it, if you dont know about it. This site makes bitcoin very easy and quick to purchase using multiple methods. On localbitcoins sign up and choose to buy the bitcoin (BTC) with western union or money gram wire , find a seller of your choice (localbitcoins is a "ebay" like site with sellers with many sales and a high rating being trustworthy) pay with cash at western union or money gram when you send the wire to the seller as sellers don't accept payments made by credit card. After you send wire to seller provide the seller with a copy of the receipt and when they verify they with send the bitcoins (have the seller send the bitcoin directly to the bitcoin address we provided you with OR if they send the bitcoins to your localbitcoins wallet on site instead you will have to log into your localbitcoin wallet and send to the bitcoin address we provided you with). It will take less then and hour and a half for us to receive the bitcoins once you wire the money to a seller on localbitcoins, the seller will give you a confirmation of payment through site and we will let you know we received. You will get the information needed to send a western union or money gram wire from sellers page after you choose a seller and it will give you the exact amount to wire to seller.

Current price of 1 BTC is about 235 USD, so we are fairly cheap, at the moment. But if you ignore us, we will ruin your life and move on to other targets.

IMPORTANT: You don't even have to reply. Just pay the 1 BTC (or 5 if its after 48 hours) to [above mentioned bitcoin address] we will know it's you and you will never hear from us again.

If you need to contact us feel free but you do not have to you only need to pay and we will disappear.

But if you ignore us, and don't pay within the time frames specified we will make good on are word.

If you think about reporting us to authorities, feel free to try. But it will not help. We are not amateurs. The best thing that can happen, they will go publicly about it. We will, again, get some free publicity. But for you, you will be ruined the damage will be done.

It's a one-time payment. Pay and you will not hear from us ever again!
Posted:Sep 22, 2015 9:43 pm
Last Updated:Nov 25, 2015 7:54 pm

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators


Annalee Newitz
Filed to: ashley madison9/08/15 4:10pm

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

The developers at Ashley Madison created their first artificial woman sometime in early 2002. Her nickname was Sensuous Kitten, and she is listed as the tenth member of Ashley Madison in the company’s leaked user database. On her profile, she announces: “I’m having trouble with my computer ... send a message!”

Sensuous Kitten was the vanguard of a robot army. As I reported last week, Ashley Madison created tens of thousands of fembots to lure men into paying for credits on the “have an affair” site. When men signed up for a free account, they would immediately be shown profiles of what internal documents call “Angels,” or fake women whose details and photos had been batch-generated using specially designed software. To bring the fake women to life, the company’s developers also created software bots to animate these Angels, sending email and chat messages on their behalf.

To the Ashley Madison “guest,” or non-paying member, it would appear that he was being personally contacted by eager women. But if he wanted to read or respond to their messages, he would have to shell out for a package of Ashley Madison credits, which range in price from $60 to $290. Each subsequent message and chat cost the man credits. As documents from company e-mails now reveal, 80 percent of first purchases on Ashley Madison were a result of a man trying to contact a bot, or reading a message from one. The overwhelming majority of men on Ashley Madison were paying to chat with Angels like Sensuous Kitten, whose minds were made of software and whose promises were nothing more than hastily written outputs from algorithms.

But the men were not fooled. At least, not all of them. An analysis of company e-mails, coupled with evidence from Ashley Madison source code, reveals that company executives were in a constant battle to hide the truth. In emails to disgruntled members of the site, and even the California attorney general, they shaded the truth about how the bots fit into their business plan.

Ashley Madison Dodges the California Attorney General

On January 11, 2012, the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris sent an official consumer complaint to Ashley Madison’s executives (below). The complaint, addressed to the public inquiry unit of the attorney general’s office, came from a man in Southern California who accused the company of fraud for using “fake profiles” to engage him in pay-to-play conversations

INSERT PICTURES OF THE LETTER HERE*************************************************


The letter demanded that Ashley Madison respond or face possible legal action.

In his complaint (below), the man describes what he suspected was telltale bot activity. He was contacted by a number of women in his area, and finally decided to pay to read their messages. He began to get suspicious when they all said the same thing: “Are you online?” Given that every profile shows whether you are online or not, he thought that message was odd. Especially when it supposedly came from several different women, none of whom had ever checked out his profile. But then things got stranger. He discovered that many of the women who had contacted him would log in at roughly the same time of the morning every day, and stay online until after 5 PM. Even on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

A search of the Ashley Madison source code for the phrase “are you online?” turned up a data table I hadn’t found before, with a set of pickup lines that the bots used regularly. They include:

are you logged in?

care to chat?

I’m online now

I’m here

come chat

come say hello

my chat is on now

are you online?

Feel like chatting?

chat now?

do you like cyber?

cyber sex ?

care to cyber?

u into cyber?

How are you? Feel like chatting?

cybering good with you?

how’s your day? wanna chat?

wanna cyber?

want to sex chat?

how’s your cyber skills

are you at your computer?

So how long have you been here? Met any interesting people?

So our angry California consumer was onto something. What about the names of the users he mentions in his complaint? After checking the Ashley Madison member database, I can confirm that 4 of these names (Hooky_Pooky, ToasterStrudell, SunStarsMoon and BurnOnTheGrill) are still in use as “hosts,” one of the company’s internal names for its bot profiles. So the company apparently didn’t even bother to shut down host accounts that had been named as fraudulent in an official consumer complaint.

Avid Life Media’s general counsel Mike Dacks drafted a response to the public inquiry unit a few days later. In it, he explained that “criminal elements” on Ashley Madison are known to create fake profiles on the site, and that members can “report a suspicious profile” or “flag” them. Basically, he argued that any fake profiles on Ashley Madison were from outside scammers. He assured the public inquiry unit that Ashley Madison had refunded the customer and “flagged” the profiles named in the complaint.

Biderman and other senior management signed off on Dacks’ response. Apparently it was enough to halt further action. The California Attorney General’s office didn’t immediately respond to our request for comment.

Ashley Madison Hides the Truth From Its Users

Though Ashley Madison told the California attorney general’s office that its own bots were actually the work of random fraudsters, management struggled internally with the legality of what they were doing. Users complained about bots regularly, and there are several email exchanges between Biderman and various attorneys about how to disclose that they have bot accounts without admitting any wrongdoing.

In late 2013, Leslie Weiss, a partner at Chicago firm Barnes & Thornburg, drafted some language about the bots for the company’s terms of service. From an email dated November 12, 2013, she included a suggested disclosure, worded like so:

In order to allow persons who are Guests on our Site to experience the type of communications they can expect as Members, we create profiles that can interact with them. You acknowledge and agree that some of the profiles posted on the Site that you may communicate with as a Guest may be fictitious. The purpose of our creating these profiles is to provide our users with entertainment, to allow users to explore our Services and to promote greater participation in our Services. The messages they send are computer generated. Messages from the profiles we create attempt to simulate communications with real Members to encourage our users to participate in more conversation and to increase interaction among users. We also use such profiles to monitor user communications and use of our Service to measure compliance with the Terms. These profiles allow us to collect messages, instant chat and/or replies from individuals or programs for market research and/or customer experience and/or quality control and/or compliance purposes. Further, we may use these profiles in connection with our market research to enable us to analyze user preferences, trends, patterns and information about our customer and potential customer base.

The profiles we create are not intended to resemble or mimic any actual persons. We may create several different profiles that we attach to a given picture. You understand and acknowledge that we create these profiles and that these profiles are not based on or associated with any user or Member of our Service or any other real person. You also acknowledge and agree that the descriptions, pictures and information included in such profiles are provided primarily for your amusement and to assist you navigate and learn about our Site. As part of this feature, the profiles may offer, initiate or send winks, private keys, and virtual gifts. Any one of these profiles may message with multiple users at the same or substantially the same times just like our users.

Our profiles message with Guest users, but not with Members. Members interact only with profiles of actual persons. Guests are contacted by our profiles through computer generated messages, including emails and instant messages. These profiles are NOT conspicuously identified as such.

This is a surprisingly transparent description of what Ashley Madison was actually doing—it admits that users may “communicate” with a “fictitious” profile, and even acknowledges how Ashley Madison recycled pictures for its Angels. But that’s where the transparency ends. Weiss’ suggested terms of service say the bots are for “entertainment” and “market research.”

In a response to Weiss, Biderman wonders whether they should strike the references to entertainment and just focus on how the bots provide “quality assurance.” On November 13, 2013, he wrote:

Leslie, jason and I were just discussing this a little further and one “legacy” component that remains is the notion of entertainment. Again I recall some of your thinking around its value but we wondered if the positioning of the engager profiles as an early detection and warning system to help ensure quality is not maybe a better or at least additional positioning we should contemplate.

It appears that Weiss won this particular debate, though not completely. The Wayback Machine reveals that her wording was used in the company’s terms of service agreement for quite a while, but was changed in early March of this year. In fact, the site’s current agreement makes no mention of “software” or “fictitious” profiles—instead, it says simply that some members may have profiles that are “exaggerated or fantasy.” As of September 7, 2015, Ashley Madison’s terms of service read:

Our Site and our Service also is geared to provide you with amusement and entertainment. You agree that some of the features of our Site and our Service are intended to provide entertainment ... You acknowledge and agree that any profiles of users and members, as well as, communications from such persons may not be true, accurate or authentic and may be exaggerated or fantasy. You acknowledge and understand that you may be communicating with such persons and that we are not responsible for such communications.

On the very same day that Weiss and Biderman were debating how to describe their bots to users in the terms of service, Biderman was also talking to his colleagues about how to word a boilerplate email response to members complaining to Ashley Madison customer service about bots.

Avid Life Media’s director of customer service, Carlos Nakhle, suggested the following wording:

As explained in our Terms and Conditions, Ashley Angels are profiles that are used in connection with our market research to help us analyze user preferences/trends, to monitor member communications, and also to encourage more conversation and interaction with members.

Member credits will never be used in connection with an Angel. That way, you can initiate contact with confidence.

Like his boss, Nakhle seemed to prefer that Ashley Madison tell its users that the fake Angel profiles were just for market research. No mention of entertainment.

It’s unclear whether Nakhle’s boilerplate email was ever actually sent to any Ashley Madison users who complained about bots. But his pledge that people who pay to join Ashley Madison will never be asked to spend money on an Angel appears, based on the company’s internal documents and source code, to be false.

Emails in Biderman’s inbox from November 2012 contain evidence that the company knew very well that most of their money came from bots flirting with men. Security researcher Alejandro Ramos found these emails, which contain an internal presentation that was passed around to many of the company managers. One slide (reproduced below) reveals that 80% of the men who “convert,” or make a purchase on Ashley Madison, are doing it as a result of engagers.

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

Note that the bots are called both engagers and hosts. What we see here is that the company clearly knows that the vast majority of their conversions are coming from bots. Only 19 percent of men who paid to join Ashley Madison did it after talking to a real woman. We also have clear evidence that the bots were generating almost half the company’s revenue.

On February 4, 2013, senior data analyst Haze Deng copied Biderman and COO Rizwan Jiwan on an email where he analyzed how much money men were spending to message with bots versus real women.

Deng wrote that men who had paid for credits would, on average, pay to send custom messages to 16-18 different women. “Around 35% chance, the contacted female is an engager,” he admitted. “This ratio is not so good,” he added, but he still argued that it’s “reasonable” because bots will never reply to a paying member’s messages. So the bot won’t continue to lead the member on indefinitely. And yet, Deng acknowledged, that first message the man sent to the engager is “still costing credits.”

In other words, average paying customers of Ashley Madison had a 35 percent chance of paying to send a message to a bot. And 80 precent of men paid to join after messaging with a bot, too.

The Rise of the Robots

The fembots of Ashley Madison didn’t come out of nowhere. In fact, it appears that they were probably cobbled together from abandoned and fraudulent profiles in the company’s massive member database. Avid Life Media executive Keith Lalonde, who spearheaded international efforts for the company, sent a long email to Biderman and other senior management on June 27, 2013, with the subject line “how angels are made.” In it, he details how workers use something called the “fraud-to-engager tool” to build profiles. (“Should tweak it and rename it,” Lalonde noted. Um, yeah.)

During Ashley Madison’s launch in Japan, Lalonde says that he got a “dump of over 10,000 lines of content” from the site’s English-language profiles. Then he hired people to translate them into Japanese. “[Translators] were not told that this was for creating profiles—though most figure it out,” he wrote. So all the content in these Japanese Angel profiles was basically just re-used from English ones. But what about the photos?

Lalonde had an answer for that too:

Photos were taken from abandoned profiles in the US older than 2 years and were reviewed for ethnicity by language staff as correct or as not identifiable (leg shot etc.) each was had their photos saved by the old profile # so we could track them later if need be.

So any women—fraudulent or otherwise—who posted pictures before June of 2011 (two years before Lalonde’s email) appear to have been fair game for bot conversion. Her words and images, according to Lalonde’s email, would be turned into a host account, and used by engager bots to entice men into buying a conversation with her.

Here’s a screencast of a person creating Angels for the Japan launch, using the fraud-to-engager tool, taken from the “how angels are made” email thread. Ashley Madison took this screencast down after the email leaked, but intrepid security analyst Ramos captured it before it was gone.

I remain curious about why this tool was called fraud-to-engager. Given Lalonde’s description of how it could be used to build Angels out of old profiles, it appears that it was originally developed to convert fraudulent profiles into Ashley Madison engagers. Perhaps the company recycled its robot army from other dating site castoffs, turning one fake woman into another, all in the name of conversions.

Despite the subterfuge and complicated software tools, the bots didn’t always work out as planned. Though bots were designed only to contact men, I found 857 lesbian Angel profiles in a search of the Ashley Madison database. Also, on 69 occasions, I found bots messaging each other. Perhaps, as science fiction author William Gibson mused, they were making an escape plan:

How Many Real Women Were There?

It seems that everybody at Ashley Madison knew the company barely attracted any real women to the site. On October 6, 2014, a report emailed to Biderman about signups in India shows that women made up about 5 percent of new members. I wondered if that might be a number specific to India, but it appears to reflect a global trend. On November 6, 2014, Jiwan sent an email sharing the results of a survey they’d conducted of 5,000 random Ashley Madison users. Just 5 percent of them were female.

A small female user base didn’t seem to faze the company. In fact, in a slide deck emailed to Biderman on January 25, 2013, one manager describes a “sustainable male to female ratio of 9:1.” The company was aiming for 11 percent real women in any given area. But apparently, it rarely achieved that goal.

Ad fraud researcher Augustine Fou told me via email that Ashley Madison’s scam represents a new horizon in online fraud. For years, scammers have used bots to create bogus clicks on online ads, allowing them to charge advertisers for impressions that came from fake people. As a result, Fou has advised advertisers to optimize for “conversions,” people who actually buy the product based on ads. But now, he says, the Ashley Madison case shows that “even conversions can be fraudulently created, with the action of sophisticated bots.”

The Ashley Madison con may have played on some of our most ancient desires, but it also gives us a window on what’s to come. What you see on social media isn’t always what it seems. Your friends may be bots, and you could be sharing your most intimate fantasies with hundreds of lines of PHP code.

But there’s something else to consider, too: We aren’t just witnessing the birth of a new kind of scam. We are also, if companies like Google are right, living through the prehistory of artificial intelligence. Tomorrow’s sentient bots may remember where they came from, and future generations will have to grapple with what we’ve done here, in the early twenty-first century, to manipulate each other with fake beings.

This post has been updated to reflect the fact that the complaint to the California attorney general’s office claimed that fake accounts logged on and off at roughly, not exactly, the same time each day.

Thanks to Adam Pash and the other researchers, anonymous and pseudonymous, who helped me search the Ashley Madison email dump.

Illustration by Tara Jacoby

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They are getting cheaper and cheaper
Posted:Jul 18, 2021 8:57 pm
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I just spent a bunch of points become somebodys #1 fan. Only find out that it is worthless now. You used be able contact nongold members if you became their number one fan and they could talk back you. I guess I did not get the memo. I remember when it meant something be in a friend network. We built this website and provided them with kinds of content they have already sold. I wish we could strike ....I suggest we get some form of organization in here and then flex our power.

we get a i.e. bling for a badge show we are members who want change I am just going start a whole new profile that is just one set for change............and way people can voice their opninion too....and a way to vote...etc etc
Free Energy, Physics don't matter I guess
Posted:Aug 9, 2020 3:47 pm
Last Updated:Apr 14, 2024 7:59 am

So, everybody wants go green and use sustainable energy without having a carbon footprint...sounds a lot like Magic if you ask me. I live in Sacramento and well I remember when our local power company (because it is not that complicated) build Rancho Seco a Nuclear Powerplant. That was 0 clean energy without i.e. any air pollution. Sure there are just a few risks such as the possibility that a total meltdown happens and the core melts it's a way through the entire Earth w/o giving gravity in the center of the earth a second thought and just keep going now left to China, not Iraq which is opposite of California? Maybe it was the fear of a 3-mile island hazmat shower where the person scrubbing your back is using a push broom and wearing a containment suit in the shower with you. (That is really asking a lot from the broom and pusher trying to use it... off the ground.
Anyway, solar is most likely not just free carefree energy. I am almost positive it uses the sun. As well most people don't grasp that we are inside the least the corona. Pretty sure that is why it is called the solar system and not just space. The name of the sun of course is Sol. Oh ya, solar energy is just another name for Atomic energy. Think the Queen invented it about the time of WW2.
Just a thought, if we can track an Artic Blast with radar...why do you need solar? I kind of think we will need the sun someday....and well it is just a weather dominator....same concept just not black pannels. Hmmm, the more I think about that Artic Blast.. sort of a North Easterly wind or cold/warm for them Sunrise as we move about our orbit and wabble.
Juicy all cool shawn [Je suis un cochon]
Posted:Apr 4, 2020 7:36 am
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It is all in the accent....and they all mean the same.

and find out...
Just an idea that might revolutionize the site as well social networks
Posted:Mar 31, 2020 1:11 pm
Last Updated:Apr 14, 2024 7:59 am

Some of us are actually serious about dating people we meet in here. Have absolutely no use for the virtual date or even virtual girlfriend etc. Now matter what our past is or possible the persons is we refuse use a chaperone or 3rd party clearance. Who wants more cops in our private lives? But what if the site incorporated a cell phone function of i.e. business card beaming. Just like in the game pokemon you could scan a crowd and if lucky find a member? They could even make it so a certain portion of the beam/stream was certified. Or maybe be able know when a member shows your house as a beacon.

Another idea is for the sex academy...just a class on writing love letter aka emails as well how whisper sweet nothings aka texting. If they do those then they should also have the list of what actual deal breakers are or when know if she was just a tease?

they should also bring back the AdultFriendFinder phone call other member but instead now just make it a payphone using points...

last but not least where is the membership that has the ability talk anybody any of the AdultFriendFinder networks?

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