Hackers to adultery site Ashley Madison: Shut down or be exposed

More than 37 million users of the dating site are at risk of having personal details made public. Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert is a video game -- and so can you! -- with a program called Twine.

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Nothing you do online is private.

That's a hard lesson learned for users of AshleyMadison.com, a site for married people seeking to have an affair. A hacker group leaked user and company data online, and threatened to post more detailed records of users unless the cheating site was taken down. Users that paid a $20 fee to have their profiles erased may not be completely free from exposure:

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Also in this tech-news roundup, we lighten things up with a look at the upcoming Angry Birds 2 game -- which may go beyond a simple app. And soon-to-be CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert stars in his own text-based adventure game. You can try your hand at making your own with the program Twine.

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