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Windows 7: DOJ: Lying on Match.com needs to be a crime

15 Nov 2011   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
DOJ: Lying on Match.com needs to be a crime

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The U.S. Department of Justice is defending computer hacking laws that make it a crime to use a fake name on Facebook or lie about your weight in an online dating profile at a site like Match.com.

In a statement obtained by CNET that's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, the Justice Department argues that it must be able to prosecute violations of Web sites' often-ignored, always-unintelligible "terms of service" policies.
Read more at:
DOJ: Lying on Match.com needs to be a crime | Privacy Inc. - CNET News


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15 Nov 2011   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It seems to me, that anyone that uses services such as those, do not expect all details about a person to be exactly true. Therefore, it would appear that the necessity for accuracy is more for the benefit of the government than for people using the services. It is simply an underhanded means of gathering data on people.
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15 Nov 2011   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Doesnt the DOJ have more important things to do than worry if someone on a dating site lied about their weight?
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16 Nov 2011   #4
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

This going a bit to far, you can now get arrested for lying about your weight!
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16 Nov 2011   #5
drniemczycki

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Lying about your weight to obtain something is fraud. So therefore you are breaking the law.
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16 Nov 2011   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

According to your definition of fraud, every person on Earth is guilty of fraud, for legal purposes, fraud has specific boundaries. Therefore, since lying is not necessarily fraud. If it were otherwise, it would justify the government sticking their nose anywhere they please, for any purpose, which is the big brother concept written about in Orson Welle's "1984". Is that really what you are purposing?
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16 Nov 2011   #7
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

It's just election year politicking (a little early, but nevertheless).
It will just go away.
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16 Nov 2011   #8
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Hi, I'm Corazon...tall, muscular, blond, blue-eyed and a healthy 150 pounds!

No, really...hey, what the...get off me! Who are y--mmpf!

(*gets hauled off in an FBI van*)
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18 Nov 2011   #9
Vector

home: Windows 7 x64 work: OS X 10.4.11
 
 

Sounds like someone in the Justice Department got burned on Match.com
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18 Nov 2011   #10
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drniemczycki View Post
Lying about your weight to obtain something is fraud. So therefore you are breaking the law.
Perhaps for obtaining medication from a pharmacist, not for "obtaining" a relationship, as a relationship has no monetary value as goods or a service.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Hi, I'm Corazon...tall, muscular, blond, blue-eyed and a healthy 150 pounds!

No, really...hey, what the...get off me! Who are y--mmpf!

(*gets hauled off in an FBI van*)
ROFL

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vector View Post
Sounds like someone in the Justice Department got burned on Match.com
LOL, sounds about right!


It seems like the reporter has put a comedy skew on the angle by referring to match.com (which probably isn't specifically named in the statemet). It's specifically for enforcing website terms of service and should actually deter fraudsters or sexual predators for signing up to many services (dating or not) with false credentials.
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