“It’s turned into a game,” said Tim Smith, a 21-year-old student from Hampstead, Md.
When he’s bored, he swipes on women on Tinder, even when he doesn’t feel like talking to anyone.
Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).
Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: "I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame." Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files -- which remain freely available online.
That could allow anyone to extort Adult Friend Finder customers.
Young adults, ages 18 to 24, traditionally haven’t been big online daters.
They haven’t had much of a need because they are typically surrounded by other young, single people, whether at work or school, said Aaron Smith, associate research director with the Pew Research Center.