Fiona Tapp reports:
Relationships, the saying goes, are hard. Many couples find their sex drives are mismatched over time, a problem that sex therapists often suggest fixing by working on communication. The Spinner, launched in April of this year, offers a different route to marital bliss — the online service encourages dissatisfied husbands to skip all that messy relationship effort and instead try to manipulate their wives on a subconscious level, in a way only possible in the age of the Internet.
For the bargain price of $29, husbands are sent an innocuous link that they, in turn, send via email or text message to their “target.” It can be accessed on a computer or mobile device and looks like any other hyperlink to an article, joke or video. Once she clicks on this link, a small piece of code is dropped on and then through browser cookies, she will be fed a slow drip of content chosen for her with the express motive of encouraging her to initiate sex.
Read more on RollingStone. The story has raised some discussion about the differences in country’s laws, with some people tweeting that this might fracture a law or two in Canada, apart from any ethical criticisms, cf:
Aside from the ethical considerations (it is irredeemable), it could also even possibly be unauthorized use of computer (s. 342.1(1) C.C.) or mischief in relation to computer data (s. 430(1.1)(4) C.C.) for the clients. Plus the related inchoate offences for the company.
— Léo Fugazza (@LeoFugazza) August 19, 2018
So what do you think?