But if you forge ahead, Facebook will ask you to specify why you're leaving, whether you'll opt-out of future emails, agree to delete any apps or pages you've developed, and then you can hit confirm. Facebook will leave you alone, but there's the option to reactivate.
Here’s a statement the publisher sent to The Register: We can confirm we have received 27 enquiries from our members which show evidence of their email addresses used for their Soulmates account having been exposed.
We take matters of data security extremely seriously and have conducted thorough audits of all our internal systems and are confident that no outside party breached any of these systems.
Users of the Guardian’s Soulmates dating site have been getting spammed with smut after the site leaked their contact information.
The UK-based Guardian newspaper’s publisher, which runs the service, is blaming “human error” and a third-party technology provider for the leak, which has now been fixed.
Our ongoing investigations point to a human error by one of our third party technology providers, which led to an exposure of an extract of data.
This extract contained only members’ email addresses and user ID which can be used to find members’ publicly available online profiles.
Does this mean that you should shut down the computer, head to your bedroom with a bucket of chocolate chip ice cream, and forget about the whole idea of finding your ideal match? It simply means that you need to take the risks seriously and do what’s needed to protect yourself.
Some of the most popular dating sites have taken steps to help protect their members, but there is a constant influx of both men and women who seek to take advantage of lonely – and sometimes desperate – individuals who use these services.
One of the most common ways is to rely on a fake name or a username that doesn’t provide much information about the person’s true identity. Yes, some online dating sites require users to go through a verification process in order to confirm that they are who they claim to be.