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1 hr ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Sextortion Scam Hitting Online Dating Sites in South Florida

If being a member of an online dating site wasn't treacherous enough, there's a sextorion scam going around that the Broward Sheriff's Office wants you to know about.

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3 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Homicide investigation reviews dating profile

Winnipeg's latest homicide victim maintained a visible online presence -- including a profile on a dating website -- which is now forming part of the ongoing investigation.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Scam Alert: Police impersonators target online daters

While the jury duty and fake notice to appear scam continues to be reported by Broward County Clerk of Court Howard Forman, police impersonators have now begun working the online dating scene by targeting unsuspecting daters, according to public information officer Keyla Concepcion of the Broward Sheriff's Office on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Broward County, FL

Blaze

Appily ever after: The search for love online

One filmmaker will shed light on our obsession with finding love through apps, starting with his very own online quest for 'the one'.

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Uptown Messenger

Online-dating rendezvous leads to carjacking by 10 men, police say

A young man who went to Danneel Street on Monday night expecting a date with a woman he met online instead met a group of 10 men who carjacked him, New Orleans police said.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

Newsday

OKCupid online dating site it experimented on users

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Related Topix: Lindenhurst, NY, Babylon, NY, West Babylon, NY, Oyster Bay, NY, Hempstead, NY

Beacon

Online dating is not for everyone

A few months ago I was invited to an acquaintance's birthday party. Among the other party goers was a young couple in their mid twenties, whom I'll refer to as Mary and Gary.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Prison, Science, Computer Science

NBC Bay Area

OKCupid Dating Web Site Says it Lied to Users

Millions of people use on-line dating websites. You are supposed to be set up, based on your likes, interests, and maybe, even your looks.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Medical Daily

Love May Be Blind, But Can It Smell? Pheromone Partygoers Choose...

In 2014, the search for love is more interesting than ever before. Gone are the days of meeting dates through a mutual friend.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Salon

OK Cupid: We treat our users like lab rats and it is awesome

Let's give "OK Cupid" some credit. The online dating service's reaction to the uproar over Facebook's emotional manipulation experiment is about as forthright as one could expect: basically, we do the same thing all the time, and it's awesome! Facebook tinkered with changing the flow of "positive" and "negative" items in a news feed to see if it ... (more)

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Related Topix: Social Software

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

Online dating site OkCupid revealed on Monday the results of a study it conducted, in which it told subscribers they were more compatible than they really were.

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Business Journal

Online dating tools like Thread need to attract users quickly, expert says

The business of dating, which includes online dating sites, is big - grossing about $2 billion each year, according to a report by IBISWorld - and it's expected to grow 5 percent annually.

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Related Topix: Computers, Dell, Social Software, Austin, TX

Jawa Report

jHarmony: Online Dating for Jihadis

Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al Qaeda offshoot, a monitoring group said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

NOLA.com

Tinder app date allegedly turns violent: Do reports like Saturday's account deter you from online dating?

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies booked a 22-year-old man on a count of forcible rape Saturday after a woman told authorities that he had come to her apartment and raped her.

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Related Topix: Social Software

The Washington Post

Zillow wants to make online real estate listings more like online dating

Zillow could make online real estate listings more like online dating -- but not by adding swiping.

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Related Topix: Zillow, IAC, Retail, InterActiveCorp, Apparel, Entertainment

China Daily

Online dating for Chinese Americans: yea or nay?

When Zhao Qinghua started 2RedBeans, an online dating website for Chinese Americans in 2011, she wanted the service to fill in the blank on the Internet dating market.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Chinese-American, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Opinion

Business Journal

Why LinkedIn could be the next online dating site

Citing LinkedIn's 300 million-user network, the important information contained in individual profiles and the ability through LinkedUp to filter by age, industry and location, the Inc. piece suggests that trust plays a role : "Having even a remote connection between two users increases credibility and helps users feel safe meeting one another in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Social Software

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Airports on high alert over Ebola

AIRPORTS around the world are on high alert as fears mount that the deadly Ebola virus is on the move - and is now travelling by air.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Nigeria, Guinea

InStyle

Know Your Netiquette! Randi Zuckerberg Dishes on the Hashtag She Hates and Where She Shops Online

Is there a polite way to de-friend? How deeply should you Google your Match.com date? And can you really pull off emojis in work emails? Zuckerberg's been navigating the murky new media waters since her time as an early executive at Facebook.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Examiner.com

Age stereotypes and dating: Should women hide their age?

Will stereotypes, discrimination and double standards ever end in a decent society? Is true equality a lofty illusion that we aspire to, or is it achievable in small doses? In the dating process there are many singling out factors used to narrow the field.

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