Ashley Madison Customers Exposed

business_ethics_highlights_2Just what makes it wrong from a company like Ashley Madison to make it easier for — in fact, to encourage — people to cheat on their spouses? Is doing so for profit worse than doing so would otherwise be? (In their upcoming book, Markets Without Limits, Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski argue that it is wrong to do something for money only if it is wrong to do in the first place.) Second question: if adultery is wrong, and if encouraging adultery is wrong, was it right for these hackers to expose, and hence punish, such behaviour? >>>

LINK: 36 million AshleyMadison accounts exposed (from BNN)

Hackers claiming to have stolen data from, a website that facilitates hook-ups between would-be adulterers, have released information they say includes details of more than 36 million user accounts.

The data dump appears to be “legit” and includes full names, e-mail addresses, partial credit card data and dating preferences….

What do you think?

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