She had previously released an analysis purporting to show that only a minuscule proportion (12,000 out of 5.5 million) registered female accounts were used on a regular basis, Newitz noted a clause in the terms of service which states that some accounts are for amusement purposes only.She says Ashley Madison does not go so far as to say they are fake, but "does admit that many profiles are for 'amusement only' ".In 2012, a former employee claimed in a lawsuit that she was requested to create thousands of fake female accounts attractive to male customers, resulting in repetitive stress injury. In July 2016, CEO Rob Segal and newly appointed President James Millership told Reuters that the company had phased out bots by late 2015.Segal shared an independent report by EY (Ernst & Young) which verified the phase-out.Existing members then vote on your hotness, and only those with high enough scores are allowed in the pearly gates.(Exceptions may be made for average-looking chicks willing to do anal or homely guys with extraordinary schlongs.) So who’s hot and who’s not?The Internet’s self-appointed upper crust is giving us some new insights into its findings. Their citizens are among an estimated 1.8 million people rejected from the site within the past two weeks.According to a recent Beautiful press release, Sweden, Brazil, and Norway have the highest number of acceptably beautiful members. “Beautiful may be morally ugly to our critics, but our growing success is a very beautiful truth,” states the site’s founder, the rectangle-headed fellow pictured at right.
Have an Affair." to "Find your moment," and updated its brand imagery to replace the image of a woman wearing a wedding ring with a red gem-shaped symbol as its logo.
More data (including some of the CEO's emails) was released on August 20, 2015.
The release included data from customers who had previously paid a fee to Ashley Madison to supposedly have their data deleted.
The data disclosures in 2015 revealed that this "permanent deletion" feature did not permanently delete anything, and all data was recoverable.
Trish Mc Dermott, a consultant who helped found Match.com, accused Ashley Madison of being a "business built on the back of broken hearts, ruined marriages, and damaged families".