Karen Turner reports:
Individuals suing Ashley Madison for last year’s hack that revealed their identities online will not be able to remain anonymous during the trial, a federal judge has ruled.
Forty-two plaintiffs are bringing a proposed class-action suit against the extramartial-affair dating website for not fulfilling its “full delete” promise, which was supposed to wipe every last bit of data on a user for a fee of $19. The litigation also is looking to sue Avid Life Media, the website operator behind Ashley Madison, for possibly creating phony profiles of women to attract sign-ups, Ars Technica reported. Both issues were raised when a massive hack made public the identities of more than 30 million users and exposed that the site might be engaging in fraudulent practices.
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