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Ashley Madison Facing FTC Probe Over Use of 'Fembots'

The company faces U.S. and Canadian class action lawsuits filed on behalf of customers whose information was posted online, and allegations that it used fake profiles to manipulate some customers

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    Ashley Madison Facing FTC Probe Over Use of 'Fembots'
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    In this photo illustration, a man visits the Ashley Madison website on Aug. 19, 2015, in London, England.

    The parent company of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, hit by a devastating hack last year, is now the target of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation, the new executives seeking to revive its credibility told Reuters.

    The breach exposed the personal details of millions who signed up for the site.

    The company faces U.S. and Canadian class action lawsuits filed on behalf of customers whose information was posted online, and allegations that it used fake profiles to manipulate some customers.

    An Ernst & Young report commissioned by Avid and shared with Reuters confirmed that Avid used computer programs that impersonated real women, striking up conversations with paying male customers.

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    (Published Friday, June 23, 2017)