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Uh-oh Dunners –WHO goes there #ashleymadisonstorm

Updated post
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

The theft of data from a website that facilitates infidelity is a wake-up call.

Ashley Madison screenshot

Ashley Madison’s sales pitch, emblazoned on huge billboards, was that the anonymity of the web could make having an affair easy and risk-free.

### economist.com Aug 22nd 2015 | From the print edition
The Ashley Madison hack
An affair to remember
The slogan of Ashley Madison, a website that arranges extramarital liaisons, is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Its home page shows a woman holding a finger to her lips. So much for promising to keep secrets. Last month a group of hackers called Impact Team stole the site’s user database and transaction history going back to 2007, and this week they released it online: more than 30m users’ names, addresses and personal details, along with GPS co-ordinates and sexual preferences. This trove of data is fiddly to download and search, but already users of the site are being outed, as journalists and activists comb through the records looking for celebrities, business leaders and politicians. A deluge of revelations seems likely in the coming days, as websites pop up that allow easy searching.
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Users of a data map plotted by CartoDB can see how many people in their area allegedly have accounts with the adultery site.

Malfideleco global map [screenshot 21.8.15][screenshot – click to enlarge]

### NZ Herald Online 8:30 AM Friday Aug 21, 2015
Do you trust your partner? Map reveals locations of Ashley Madison users
Sources: NZME, Daily Mail and wires
Millions of panicked cheaters and their suspicious spouses have crashed websites claiming to host the “cheat sheet” list of names leaked in the Ashley Madison hack. Tens of thousands of Ashley Madison account holders in New Zealanders are among the 36 million users whose personal details have been leaked online. Several searchable databases of names, emails and sexual fantasies linked to the 9.7 gigabyte data leak had to shut down within minutes of going live because they could not cope with demand. Data from the hack has even been mapped, revealing the popularity of the site in different towns and cities across the world.
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ODT: Adultery site claims 4600 Dunedin users —86% of which are men.

Malfideleco NZ detail [screenshot 21.8.15][screenshot – click to enlarge]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Images: (top) ashleymadison.com – home page [screenshot]; tecnilogica.cartodb.com – maps [screenshots]


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DCC core business: REAL infrastructure

The council has the power to require property owners to fix retaining walls threatening public property but, in the main, this is an information gathering exercise.

### ODT Online Wed, 10 Dec 2014
City’s retaining walls to be checked
By Debbie Porteous
Stability will be to the fore as the Dunedin City Council casts a critical eye over more than 4000 of the city’s retaining walls.
Over the next six months, contractors will be seen around Dunedin measuring and checking the soundness of about 3000 walls supporting roads or land and property next to a road.
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FYI Dunedin 24
Pipeline Renewals

This item was published on 04 Dec 2014

Residents may have noticed CCTV vans in Kaikorai Valley. These are part of a project investigating the condition of earthenware wastewater pipes in the area. These pipes make up about 40% of Dunedin’s wastewater network. Around Kaikorai Valley the pipes were largely constructed in the early 1900s and are fast approaching their use-by dates.
As the pipes age, cracks allow groundwater to infiltrate the system which causes flooding after heavy rain. During storms the pipes already operating at full capacity as a result of groundwater infiltration are then overloaded by stormwater. In the north west corner of South Dunedin this type of flooding occurs when sewerage flows infiltrated with groundwater from Kaikorai meet flows from other parts of the city. Along a flat gradient this results in a bottleneck effect.
As they age, there is also increased risk these pipes will collapse and cause blockages.
To address these issues, the DCC is undertaking the CCTV work to investigate upstream pipes and find those needing replacement. Similar filming work has already been done in Andersons Bay resulting in $5 million of wastewater pipe renewals being completed in 2013/14 and 2014/15.
The results of the Kaikorai Valley filming are so far showing pipes in poor condition. It is expected wastewater pipe renewals in the region of $5–7m will take place in the area over the next three years. Tenders for the work in Kaikorai Valley will be advertised in the New Year.

Contact DCC on 03 477 4000.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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