Spoiler alert: it turned me down. But that’s far from the only thing I learned while playing around with the bot that the world has fallen in love with so badly. When it was unleashed into an astonished world on November 30th 2022, ChatGPT became the fastest-growing web app ever, reaching a million users in the first five … More ChatGPT, will you be my Valentine?
Don’t be the next victim – spot the signs of a faux romance in time and send that scammer ‘packing’. It is a truth universally acknowledged that we’re all looking for a special someone to share our lives with. Some of us are lucky enough to find that person. For the rest, the search goes … More When love hurts: Watch out for romance scams this Valentine’s Day
Roses are red, violets are blue, watch out for these scams or it may happen to you. The embrace of online dating services, such as dating apps or virtual places to meet people, is a phenomenon that has occurred worldwide. According to GlobalWebindex, in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, apps and dating sites are accepted … More When love becomes a nightmare: Online dating scams
Originating in the Philippines, the Love Bug was the brainchild of two computer programmers, Reonel Ramones and Onel de Guzman. Although they were arrested, they were never prosecuted due to a lack of anti-malware legislation in the country at the time. From there, the virus spread to Hong Kong, to Europe and finally arrived reached … More ILOVEYOU: The wrong kind of LoveLetter
Online dating has transformed from being a modest, underused and ‘hush hush’ concept – with a pinch of embarrassment – to a mainstream, popular and transformative entity. As a Pew Research Center survey from 2013 revealed, it has “lost much of its stigma”. Looking for love in the 21st century? It’s possibly a click and … More Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer