Ashley Madison infidelity site’s customer data stolen

Ashley Madison website

Customer data has been stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people who wish to cheat on their spouse.

The hackers said they had obtained information including “all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions”.

The site’s operator confirmed there had been an “intrusion” but not its extent.

One security expert said a small percentage of the site’s user account data had been published online.

The hackers, who called themselves the Impact Team, said they had managed to steal the real names and addresses of the site’s users, including those who had previously paid to “delete” their accounts.

People could hide their profiles for free, but the website charged them $19 (£12) for a “full delete”.

The hackers said the service was a “complete lie” because some personal information was kept.

Security researcher Brian Krebs said the hackers had published a small percentage of user account data and planned to post more until the website closed.

‘Criminal intrusion’

Ashley Madison says it operates in more than 50 countries and has 37 million users, more than a million of whom live in the UK.

It promotes its service with the tagline, “Life is short, have an affair.”

The website is owned by Canada-based Avid Life Media.

Avid Life Media said in a statement: “We apologise for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information.

“We have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorised access points.

“Any and all parties responsible for this act of cyber-terrorism will be held responsible.”

In May, casual dating website Adult Friend Finder was also hacked. Thousands of its customer records were leaked online.

Facebook notifications are about to change and here’s how it will affect you

The social network has been trying out a new-style notifications tab which gathers material from across the entire website and displays it in one place.

Mashable report that the changes will see things relevant to a particular day being displayed.

The tab will contain birthdays, life events from friends, events joined and nearby places such as local restaurants, which will be time sensitive, for example showing place open for breakfast.
In addition, the feature will show trending topics (similar to Twitter), viral news in your locality and today in the past, based on previous posts and pictures.

A ‘nearby friends’ feature will also show who is around your town or city at that moment.

Facebook have confirmed the plans saying they see ‘a notifications tab that adds additional, relevant content about everything that maybe helpful to know on a particular day’.

No timings for the changes have been announced but it will probably go live first in the USA before the rest of the world.

Natarsha Belling’s phallic neckline causes an internet storm sensation

bellingIf you’re going to wear a green jacket, please don’t wear this!

It is a shame that nobody gave this advice Network Ten’s Eyewitness News anchor Natarsha Belling.

I do wonder if the ‘tenplay’ web address is a euphemism for something too. If you ‘eyewitness’ this news, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to unsee it!

Forget about the “Belling” name, there is almost a bell-end in this pic.

Venezuela’s President Maduro offers asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has petitioned several countries to avoid capture by Washington.

“I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American, Edward Snowden, so that in the fatherland of (Simon) Bolivar and (Hugo) Chavez, he can come and live away from the imperial North American persecution,” Maduro told a televised parade marking Venezuela’s independence day.

Snowden is believed to be holed up in the transit area of a Moscow international airport.

Nelson Mandela in permanent vegetative state

Nelson Mandela’s doctors say he is in a permanent vegetative state, CBS News  reported.

The ailing anti-apartheid icon has been on life support in a Pretoria  hospital and breathing with the help of a respirator. He checked into Mediclinic  Heart Hospital on June 8 for a recurrence of a lung infection, and his condition  has gradually worsened.

Meanwhile, a family feud over the remains of Mandela’s three children  reached a resolution Thursday when the bodies were reinterred at their original  resting site — the same place where the ailing South African revolutionary  wishes to be buried.

A family feud over the remains of Mandela’s children ended Thursday as the bodies were returned to their original resting place.ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images

A family feud over the remains of  Mandela’s children ended Thursday as the bodies were returned to their original  resting place.

The bodies were laid to rest again in a ceremony that included the singing  of hymns at Qunu, Mandela’s hometown.

The burial was the culmination of an embarrassing sideshow that has  mesmerized South Africa as Mandela likely enters his final days.

“My grandfather like myself would be highly disappointed in what is  unraveling,” said Mandla  Mandela, the oldest male Mandela heir and a tribal chief.

Oamohetswe Mabitsela, 4 months old, is placed by his mother next to a picture of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital.Ben Curtis/AP

Oamohetswe Mabitsela, 4 months old,  is placed by his mother next to a picture of Nelson Mandela outside the  Mediclinic Heart Hospital.

The grandson had moved the bodies of Makaziwe Mandela, Madiba Thembekile  Mandela, and Makgatho Mandela to his village of Mvezo — Nelson Mandela’s  birthplace — in 2011.

Fifteen of Mandela’s family members said the bodies were moved without their  consent and pursued court action to have the bodies moved.

An expert on the Xhosa culture of Mandela’s family, Mlawu Tyatyeka, said the  court case over the graves was decided quickly because the family knows that  Mandela will soon die.

The former wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela Madikizela, arrives at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital on July 4 in Pretoria, where the former South African president  is  hospitalized.
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The former wife of Nelson Mandela,  Winnie Mandela Madikizela, arrives at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital on July 4 in  Pretoria, where the former South African president  is  hospitalized.

“It’s not a case of wishing him to die. It’s a case of making sure that by  the time he dies, his dying wish has been fulfilled,” he said.

“We have a belief that should you ignore a dying wish, all bad will befall  you.”

Mandela’s wife said the former president is sometimes uncomfortable but  seldom in pain while being treated.

 

Insomnia? Brain overthinking when you try to sleep? Read on….

If you suffer from insomnia then read on. A new craze has taken the internet by storm after a sufferer posted her cure which she had discovered completely by accident. Twenty-nine year old Jessica Jones had described on an internet forum how she got trapped for 4 hours in a small storage cupboard whilst at work before being discovered by a collegue whos shift had just started.

When Jessica went to bed that night she fell asleep immediately. “It was the best sleep I had in months!” said Jessica. She went on to describe how being trapped allowed her mind to work through her thoughts, the same ones that keep her awake at night.

“simply put, I was stuck with nothing to do until I was rescued. Suddenly I had all this time to myself, and my mind started to wander, just as it does when I try to get off to sleep. I never gave myself any time because I was always finding things to do, but that night was amazing, my brain had already done what it needed to do earlier in the day.”

Jessica went on to describe how she struggled to carry on doing her newly discovered therapy during the day. “I tried to give myself time but it never worked. I would always think of something that needed doing. I then had an idea to clear out the spare room and ask a friend who installs security locks to put one on the door. It’s got a timer which prevents it being opened from the inside until the time has run out. Effectively I imprisson myself! It works and now I never have a bad night!”

After posting her story hundreds of people started comming up with their own solutions, including handcuffing themselves to immobile objects. Others ask their partners or friends to tie them up and leave them for a certain amount of time.

“People started accusing me of being a sex crazed kinky nympho who was into bondage. They were calling me by all sorts of names and I had even received threats. It’s nothing to do with sex, and it’s nothing to do with being kinky. There are similarities however, and I discovered what I was doing was called self-bondage. I’m not a fan of the word because it seems somewhat dark or dirty, but whatever it’s called, it works!”

Since posting her comments over a year ago, thousands of people have been getting in touch and she now has plans for a website for people to meet and discuss their own ideas.

We will of course update this article as soon as we get the website details from Jessica herself.

DeviantART.com now allows pornographic pictures, apparently (NSFW)

So, today I was browsing through DA and found a gallery who’s owner seems to have had a penchant of posting pictures of ladies bending over, so that their buttholes are wide open and other parts are on display.

Nudity has always been allowed on DA, and rightly so. Since the beginning of time people have been drawing pictures of nude men and ladies, making statues and when the camera was invented, nudity was at the top of the list.

Alongside nudity, there is something called pornography. Nudity in itself isn’t classed as porn, but porn usually involves nudity of some description and is intended on giving people sexual arousal. It is porn that is banned from DA, fortunately DA provides its users with a reporting tool.

Having used this tool to report a pornographic picture, I was presented with the following:

deviant art allows porn

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen you read that correctly. DA does not consider this artistic masterpiece to be porn! Incidentally, theres 1000’s of pictures similar to this one!

Whilst DA has a ‘mature content’ filter, by our reckoning, there should also be a ‘porn’ filter.

Despite DA being turned into a porn gallery, we reckon there are much better places to visit should you want a community which you can ‘get off’ to.

Try these social networks: http://www.kinkpeeps.com or a more fetish-orientated http://www.fetlife.com

For some artistic nudity (non-porn) on DA, try this: http://lizzisaurus.deviantart.com/

Enjoy!

How Stepchange can help get you out of debt

I recently discovered a charity called stepchange through a friend. She was in serious financial difficulty after loosing her job.
Like many people she was in debt with constant phone calls and letters from banks, kept missing payments which caused various other charges to be applied on top.
It was impossible for her to match the charges, let alone repayments. Something had to be done and she received valuable advice from Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert after sending a direct message to him on their forums.
He pointed her in the direction of stepchange.org (formerly consumer credit counceling service – CCCS) and thanks to them, she has managed to reduce her debts considerably and will be soon debt free.

The charity does an amazing job. If you are struggling to meet repayments, it is well worth a visit, the site offers great advice on dealing with banks, how to deal with threats and the debt collectors.

However, their main task is helping you sort your debts out. They will help you work out how much money you have coming each week, how much you spend on essentials such as bills etc, and then draw up an action plan based on what you tell them. Once this is done, they will break down your debts in order of importance.
You will then be told an amount you can afford to repay each month, this is usually negiotiable if you feel it is too much to part with.

Once you have an agreed amount, stepchange will write to all your creditors on your behalf and make them an offer. Almost all creditors will accept reduced payments and freeze any interest and charges as long as you keep to your scheduled repayments.

You pay a lump sum to stepchange each month, and they divide it up and send it out on your behalf.

Beware of other debt management companies who claim to do the same thing, you have to pay them a rather hefty fee and they do exactly the same as stepchange, except most of your money goes to the company managing your debt to line their profits.

Stepchange is a leading charity and is recommended by all the major banks and financial institution.

If you’re curious, want advice or interested in managing your debts, visit their comprehensive yet easy to understand website at www.stepchange.org

A miscarriage of life

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Well today, one of my dear friends wrote this. I think life treats some people in a bad way, beyond what most of us could ever imagine. I’m sure she would not mind me sharing this, besides, I’m not going to identify her. She knows who she is…. My love and thoughts are with you

Ok, here it is. Here’s the big time post. Ready???

As many of you know.. i was 4 months pregnant.
Technically.. I still am. Until 10:10am tomorrow.
Yesterday, I lost my baby.

They said it was “natural causes”. A genetic fuck-up that happens when the baby is created. Apparently, it happens very often, so I know I’m not alone in this.

The worst part is how I feel. I was so happy. So excited. Andnow… I’m empty. I can actually FEEL that the light has gone out of my eyes. I feel beaten down and broken. And, for that reason…
I am also leaving my Sir.

The past couple of months have gradually opened my eyes to the fact that he is not what I need. He is not what I DESERVE. I loved him. I still do. I was devoted to him. I was his.

Well… not anymore. I need to stop letting him drag me down to his level, and work my way back up to having a life that I need, want, and deserve. I deserve someone to care about me. To put me first above all things. Someone whos not going to take his friend to the store cuz he needs a ride to get cigarettes, and make your fiance, who is bleeding from pregnancy complications, call her parents to take her to the doctor.

Having a miscarriage is FUCKED UP!!!!!! The worst part is the WAITING. The waiting to have it… gone. Most times, your body will reject the pregnancy on its own, and you will pass the baby naturally. They say mine isn’t going to come out on it’s own, and to wait could take WEEKS. I go tomorrow for a procedure to… clean out my body.

That’s the worst part of it all… having my baby still inside me, but knowing that it’s not alive. To have seen that ultrasound yesterday, and not see a heartbeat just a few days after seeing my baby alive, and moving around, and having a strong, healthy heartbeat… fuck, man. It HURTS. Everything hurts.

I have no clue what I’m thinking. I feel numb. I have a numb feeling, and I am surprisingly calm. I don’t remember a time when I ever felt this calm. Its like… Im just… here. But, inside, I want to scream and yell and break things. The calmness is unnerving. I’m attributing it to shock. I think I’m actually experiencing some of the symptoms of shock.

All of that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I am going to make it through this. One step at a time. I deserve a good life. A happy life. Where I am loved the way a woman deserves to be loved by a man. Vernon just wasn’t the right man.

I am currently back at my parents’ house to get away from the horrible situation at home. My parents, of course, are thrilled to have me back, and they want me to stay. I think I will for a while. They say they feel better knowing where I am, and that I’m OK. Honestly, I feel better being here too, cuz I can look after them, whether they know it or not. 😉

I have the best family in the world. I couldn’t ask for a better Mom and Dad. They make me want to be like them. I want to have a good life, and be able to give my children a good life. I want my kids to grow up like I did. Happy, carefree, loved. Not a want in the world. So, I’ll take this opportunity to start saving money again. Recover from my miscarriage. Relax. Pull myself back together by using the love and support of my family and friends as glue.

I’m rambling now, I think. But… like I said in my status. Please be patient if I don’t get back to you in a timely manner. I have a lot going on, and it is still really hard to talk about.

Just know this:
I love you all.

I am GLAD I have people like you in my life who actually care. I know some of you have even gone through this same thing, and I am thankful for your advice and support, because I have NO IDEA what I’m doing, or how to fix this, and not feeling so alone is a huge help.

Thank you all in advance for the messages, posts, love, and condolences I know I’ll be getting, as well.

I’ll be OK. One step at a time…
One.. step.. at.. a… time.
xoxo