To clarify, I don't mind if I get zero responses or anything. Just to add perspective, I've met plenty of people on Fetlife who are willing to meet up in a public place to chat without the promise of a hookup. One of my friends has been bugging me to get on Adult Friend Finder so I can "get some."I was kind of reticent about this, because it seems like a sort of seedy website. If you're looking to find someone genuine for a date, try okcupid. Anyway, I met my boyfriend on AFF and we have been together for more than a year.
When reached, Friend Finder Networks confirmed the site vulnerability, but would not outright confirm the breach."Over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.They take care of distribution through the app store, monetization through in-app purchases, incredible video quality through cameras and microphones, and connectivity everywhere with LTE internet." The growth and ubiquity of social networks is also "creating an amplifier effect for good consumer products." You Now is run by founder and CEO Adi Sideman, who knows very well the long history of failed experiments with live streaming."It is a dream that a lot of people have been thinking about for a long time," Sideman told me, relaxing at a conference table in his midtown New York office.He works behind the counter at a deli in Brooklyn, a small shop that does a brisk business in snacks, coffee, and cigarettes. I started to act like people were there watching, and that’s when they showed up.” Abuhamdeh’s routine was subtle.In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.That included the infamous Josh Harris, a dot-com millionaire who imploded for his live audience, chronicled in the documentary We Live in Public."I was running a media technology agency for a while and trying to shove this down the throat of every client, but nobody wanted it," Sideman says."It is a holy grail." In the 1990s Sideman studied art and technology in New York.He was part of a group that believed everyone would soon be the star of their own reality television series, all broadcast on the web.But now the mobile market is mature enough for a sea change."Smartphones provide all the critical pieces for these new services.