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A deadly dating game.
A boom in the popularity of gay dating Apps for smart phones has contributed to record high levels of HIV infection in Hong Kong, some Aids prevention workers believe. But is technology or poor sex education at the root of the epidemic? Simon Parry and Hazel Knowles report.
It takes only two or three taps on the screen of a smart phone before the picture of a bare-chested young man pops up. John is 25, he’s single, he’s looking for friends, dates and fun, he’s online now and he’s less than a mile away.
This is the new face of gay dating in Hong Kong. Male-only smart phone applications like Grindr that use global positioning technology to put homosexuals in touch have taken over from saunas and bars as the favored way for a new generation of gay men to source partners.
John’s profile is relatively tame. Others on Grindr are explicit, and make it clear precisely what the person within range is seeking and that in many cases he wants a fast, no-strings-attached sexual encounter.
Hackers steal passwords from military dating site.
LulzSec comes back with data dump from site for single military officers.
Hackers broke into the database for a military dating Web site and stole passwords, e-mail addresses, and other information from nearly 171,000 accounts, according to a post on the Pastebin site this weekend:
“The website http://www.militarysingles.com/ was recently closed day ago or so, so we dumped email db,” the hackers said in their post. “There are emails such as @us.army.mil ; @carney.navy.mil ; @greatlakes.cnet.navy.mil ; @microsoft.com ; etc..”
So-called “data dumps” are a common occurrence, but what makes this one notable is that the group is using the names “LulzSec” and “LulzSec Reborn.” The FBI announced the arrest three weeks ago of alleged key members of the LulzSec group of hackers who had taunted government agents and harassed government contractors and other corporations by attacking their sites and stealing data since last year. The group was reportedly brought down by one of their own, known as “Sabu,” who had apparently been working as an informant since last summer when he pleaded guilty to computer hacking conspiracy and other charges.The group took credit for attacks on sites belonging to Sony, PBS.org, the U.S. Senate, CIA, Arizona sheriffs, and others before announcing last June that they were calling it quits following a 50-day hacking spree. Their retirement was short lived though, as hackers using the LulzSec name continued their seige on law enforcement and corporate sites. Representatives from ESingles, which operates the dating site, did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment today. However, the firm commented on an article about the breach on site.