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27-Jul-2019 09:00

And while Adult Friend Finder is on one extreme of the burgeoning digital romance market, the whole sector is based on information about users' most intimate desires.

Mainstream site OKCupid, for instance, asks users to fill out quizzes that cover everything from their sexual proclivities to drug habits.

Using the Internet for love, or at least sex, is a becoming a staple of modern life.

More than one in five Americans between ages 25 and 35 have used an online dating site or app according to Pew Research."Swiping right," as Tinder users do to signal interest in other profiles on the app, is already slang.

Online dating has many dangers and perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects is people lying about their identities.“When you’re doing something like that, you have to be very careful because you don’t know who you’re talking to,” said Dan Robles, crime prevention officer at the college.

Some people claim to live happily ever after, but others become victims of scams, blackmail or even more horrific crimes.

The sexual orientations and personal details of millions of Internet users may have been exposed in an alleged breach of a social networking site aimed at intimate encounters.

But it's just the latest sign that Internet users looking for love online -- or just hoping to hook up -- face privacy and security risks they might not expect.

Instead of having users pull out a complete profile, they ask them to connect with their Facebook or Linked In pages -- pulling pictures or text to prepopulate their account.

But that could mean even bigger problems if a breach occurs, Mayer said.

Some people claim to live happily ever after, but others become victims of scams, blackmail or even more horrific crimes.

The sexual orientations and personal details of millions of Internet users may have been exposed in an alleged breach of a social networking site aimed at intimate encounters.

But it's just the latest sign that Internet users looking for love online -- or just hoping to hook up -- face privacy and security risks they might not expect.

Instead of having users pull out a complete profile, they ask them to connect with their Facebook or Linked In pages -- pulling pictures or text to prepopulate their account.

But that could mean even bigger problems if a breach occurs, Mayer said.

The company that now runs both Penthouse and Adult Friend Finder, renamed Friend Finder Networks, did not immediately respond to a Washington Post inquiry about the alleged privacy breach.