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After Ashley Madison

Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Steven Benmor

The data breach and mass disclosure of subscribers at Ashley Madison caused a whirlwind of media speculation. Within hours, the company was stressing that the names revealed were not necessarily actual members, as some used fictitious names, and claimed that membership did not necessarily result in an act of adultery, and that very few members actually pursued a sexual encounter.

So why was the Ashley Madison data breach so newsworthy, and how did it impact families? To answer this question, one needs to appreciate the evolution...