The company, based in VancouverBritish Columbia  generates revenue through advertising and premium memberships.
InPlentyOfFish became a full-time business for Frind. The website for PlentyOfFish appeared in several music videos in Many of these appearances are undisclosed paid product placements   which have been met with highly negative reviews. But now it is also available in iPad, and Windows phone.
On January 21,it was discovered that the PlentyOfFish website had been hacked which exposed the personal and password information on nearly 30 million user accounts. At the time this received global media exposure and security experts blamed PlentyOfFish for the security and privacy lapse specifically for keeping users' passwords unsecured.
The parents' lawsuit alleges photos of their son, who was killed in Iraq inwere used without permission.
The parents were seeking compensatory and punitive damages. In an August interview, Markus Frind stated that based on the millions of relationships and marriages PlentyOfFish has created over the past several years, it is estimated that over one million babies have been born as a result of the website. On May 20,Frind implemented several changes to the website with the stated goal of focusing on "meaningful relationships.
Although the PlentyOfFish site and its "matching" criteria continue to match couples with age differences greater than the 14 year guideline, attempts to contact the "matches" resulted in an inbox message from Markus stating, among other things, "[t]here is no reason for a 50 year old man to contact a 18 year old woman. On March 25,Plentyoffish Media Inc. It was the second company in Canada to be punished by the CRTC under the enforcement of this legislation.
The site relied on volunteers to monitor forums and sort through the 50, new photos that come in each day.
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