Cheating website Ashley Madison said on Friday that it will pay $11.2 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by 37 million U.S. users whose personal information was leaked in July of 2015.
Ashley Madison is back...supposedly. The cheating site claims it added more than 400,000 global users last month, according to a New York Post report. The supposed growth is especially surprising given that the site experienced a massive data breach in July 2015 that exposed thousands of names and addresses of…
The adultery website Ashley Madison will pay only $1.66 million to settle federal and state investigations into a 2015 hack that compromised 36 million user accounts while advertising the site was secure. The site’s slogan at the time was, “Life is short. Have an affair.”
While it’s not the first time AdultFriendFinder has been hacked, woo boy, this a big one. The “world’s largest sex & swinger community” experienced a breach in October that exposed the information from 412 million accounts across its corporate holdings.
At what point does a robot become more than just a vessel for satisfying a human’s needs? That’s one of the many questions posed by the new HBO series Westworld, based on that other Michael Crichton story about a theme park in which the android attractions—who are designed to be fucked and killed—rise up against their…
Gizmodo isn’t going anywhere. But as you know by now, a bunch of stuff happened involving an angry billionaire and a wrestler, and now our parent company, Gawker Media, is being acquired.
Things haven’t been looking good for Ashley Madison, the dating website whose tagline was “life is short, have an affair.” Now it’s trying to pretend that the whole premise of the cheating website isn’t so morally dubious.
Almost a year after a massive hack exposing the users of the infidelity website Ashley Madison, its parent company Avid Life Media is bringing on a new CEO and president to make some much needed changes. However, the company is also the subject of a new Federal Trade Commission investigation, according to Reuters.
Season four of Orphan Black has come! The two-hour season finale of iZombie! The series premiere of Whitley Strieber’s Hunters! Jonah Hex debuts on Legends of Tomorrow! And just what the hell is Kong: King of the Apes? Find out in This Week’s TV!
From weird robots to headphone rants to the darkest, creepiest crevasses of the internet — and that goddamn fucking dress. These are the 100 most popular Gizmodo posts from 2015 as per Google Analytics. Revisit. Reread. Rejoice.
One thing that keeps occurring to me while watching Agents of SHIELD lately: This show is pretty much 100 percent serialized now, with huge elements of soap opera as well as ongoing plot strands. There’s zero “monster of the week” stuff. That’s been true for a long time, but lately the show is doing this incredibly…
It’s been a bad day for online security. Patreon, a crowdfunding website designed to let fans pay artists, has just had 15GB of its user’s data — and the site’s source code — dumped online.
After the Ashley Madison fembot scandal, this scenario sounds familiar. Internal documents leaked by whistleblowers at dating site LOVOO, which boasts 36 million users across Europe, reveal the company used bots called “promoter bitches” to flirt with men and get them to spend Euros on the site.
It was little solace to victims of the Ashley Madison hack that the company had kept their passwords extra secure. Some even said the hashing algorithm was bulletproof. But—oops!—it turns out Ashley Madison made a programming error. And now, hobbyists have already deciphered over 11 million passwords from the leaked…
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!”
This week saw the debut of some exciting gadgets — a new Moto X, Intel’s latest processor, Google’s wifi router — but the Star Wars BB-8 toy droid stole the show. We reviewed it and found it to be the Best Toy Ever. Here are the highlights from this week.
During last night’s Mr. Robot season one finale, Gizmodo and io9 shared ever-so-quick appearances during a mini-montage of online media outlets the main character reads in a crisis. I had no idea it was coming and it made me question my reality and sanity, kinda. SPOILERS.
In a previous Mr. Robot recap, I predicted Elliot Alderson will join Don Draper and Walter White as one of the iconic male antiheroes of 21st century TV. After last night’s season one finale, I think Elliot is also on track to becoming the definitive hacker in pop culture history. SPOILERS AHEAD.
It’s been quite the four-year journey for Nest Labs, launching two big smart home gadgets and eventually drawing the eye of Google in January of 2014—and it all started with the Nest Learning Thermostat. Today, Nest Labs, now under the Alphabet umbrella, is announcing the 3rd generation of the thermostat that started…