Data is the new oil and you no longer need to burrow through unyielding surfaces and murky depths to strike it rich. All you need is a device that records everything you do online. The more personal your activity, the more valuable this new ‘oil well’ becomes. And it doesn’t get any more personal than dating websites.
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To Love a Bot
To love and be loved in return is the greatest happiness in life. However, with over 3.5 billion users connected to the Internet and nearly twice as many devices, finding love in the 21st century is a tale of bots, interlopers, and hackers. As humans, we want to have, we want to hold, we want to love… but not a bot! Recently, many popular dating sites have turned to using bots to artificially bolster the traffic on their sites and create a false sense of engagement among its ‘users’. These bots are being programmed to mimic human interactions as closely as possible and are exclusively under the control of the platform. Most users are unaware of the fact that the person on the other end may be ‘acting funny’ because it’s a bot and just as soon as they start accepting this behavior, the rug gets pulled from under their feet, shoving them into the cold hands of another bot.
Most of these platforms tend to claim that these bots are there to help users overcome communication problems and come to grips with the online dating scene. However, the truth remains; none goes to a dating site to chat with bots. We are all seek real human interaction and connection.
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But even, the bot problem is one of the minor issues with online dating. They may be cold and not very entertaining, but at least they are not inherently malicious unless programmed that way. However, there are also people who have mal intentions, such as the romance scammers, tricking their counterpart into paying money. And at the end of the day, are you certain nobody’s snooping on your conversation?
A man-in-the-middle attack is one of the most commonly used attack vectors on the internet. The attacker secretly relays, alters, or openly impersonates communication between parties. The large amount of personal and intimate information relayed over dating channels makes it one of the most lucrative haunt for hackers.
“Oh, your device is more secure than Fort Knox? How about the person at the other end? Are they really who they claim to be?”
Research has shown that about 30% of the men on dating sites lie about their finances, while women tend to “optimise” their weight and height. Recent news has also spilled out the predatory nature of certain profiles used to prey on the vulnerable and the susceptible. In turn, this has created a strong sense of distrust amongst users, tainting what should have been the most defining moment in anybody’s life.
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