NortonLifelock has released a new poll not only showing "around 1 in 10 Australian online daters surveyed ran background checks on prospective online dates," with a range of online methods used to do so, while Aussies are also alarmed about the loss of privacy in today's world - and more.
Scammers are using new online platforms to take advantage of their victims, with dating and romance scams making up one fifth of losses amounting to millions of dollars, across all scams reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch service in 2019.
A third (35%) of Aussies have used Internet and online dating apps, with the number using the apps rising to half among millennials.
Security specialist Symantec (Norton) has warned of two online dating scams. First, a cornucopia of fake Instagram profiles luring users to adult dating sites. Second, email notifications from Dropbox and Google+ are being used to evade spam filters.
It’s well and truly the festive season, and we’re in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but it’s also a time when dating signups ‘spike’ massively.
Zoosk is one of the world’s top dating sites that ‘learns as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you’re likely to discover mutual attraction.’
More than $80 million was lost to scams in Australia last year, with scammers stealing not only money but data. Computer prediction software scams targeting investors were also prevalent.
Lifestyle applications such as dating and navigation, and eBooks, are slated to become the highest growth area for the global app market over the next five years, but still trailing games which continue to account for the largest share of revenues.
International dating website EliteSingles has asked its members to open up about the taboo topic of cheating between men and women and it seems it’s the males who think sexual infidelity is worse, not the women. Despite their opinions, however, men say they are more likely to cheat sexually.
Online dating service eHarmony has released a new feature to its iPhone app called Datebook which it says helps users plan, manage and track their dates with anyone, not just other eHarmony members.
German-based European online dating company, Alintas, has launched its services in the Australian market with its new Aussie website EliteSingles following launches of the platform in the UK, Ireland, France Germany, Austria and Sweden.
Scams more than doubled in 2010 compared to 2009, with Gen X the most likely target, according to a new report from the ACCC. Costing Australians a total of $63 million for the year, one reported scam alone cost $4 million.
Melbourne, Australia - 25 October 2010 - Club Intimate announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honouring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the Asia business region.
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