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Cyber divorce

Is monogamy dead? The founder of Ashley Madison certainly thinks so. But is finding that your spouse has an account on a website dedicated to facilitating extramarital affairs enough to get a divorce?

19 August 2015

'Life is short. Have an affair.' This is easily one of the most depressing slogans ever utilised, no? Hardly a surprise then, that there hasn't been a great deal of sympathy flying about for the 'morally corrupt' members of Ashley Madison over the past few weeks, since the hacker group, Impact Team, threatened to release their personal details and thus expose their adulterous behaviour.

Ashley Madison claims to have 37 million members worldwide, statistics which have been questioned (and in some instances disproved) over recent weeks as being somewhat exaggerated.

Monogamy is dead

Inflation of membership figures may be the site's own attempt to assuage the consciences of its existing customers, and simultaneously attract prospective ones to join the party. Certainly such figures would seem to indicate t...

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