On analysis of the code, it became clear engineers had developed female chatbots, which had in turn engaged some of its male userbase.
The world gawped as a British MP, Michelle Thomson (who subsequently denied using the website) and US actor Josh Duggar (again, denied) were revealed amongst its clientele.
Catfishing, phishing and sexy chat-botting: the online dating world can be a confusing place.
Now Match and Tinder's parent company is gearing up to sell stocks and shares, so the spotlight is on shady practices hidden in some dating sites' code.
But the scarier stuff is what your phone can do when you aren’t even using it. Simple surveillance You don’t have to plant a CIA-style bug to conduct surveillance any more.
However, Mockito's design does make for clear and expressive mocking, even if it leads to astonishment sometimes.
All you have to do is log on to the web site and enter the target phone number.
The site sends a single text message to the phone that requires one response for confirmation.
It connects you to the world, but your cell phone could also be giving anyone from your boss to your wife a window into your every move.
The same technology that lets you stay in touch on-the-go can now let others tap into your private world — without you ever even suspecting something is awry.