New Laurie Segall CNN Documentary Explores Human Cost Of Ashley Madison Hack

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It’s been almost two years since a group of hackers released the personal details of millions of Ashley Madison members onto the deep web.

Since then, there have been a number of documentaries made about the hack, covering the events surrounding the breach, and the behind-the-scenes goings-on at the Canadian company.

A new documentary from CNN editor-at-large Laurie Segall takes a different approach – following the human side of the story, speaking to the people whose lives were upturned by the hack.

The journalist speaks to people like Christi Gibson, a minister whose husband killed himself after hackers published the names of 36m people, like him, who had signed up to Ashley Madison.

The episode is part of Segall’s new series, Mostly Human with Laurie Segall, which explores “sex, love, death – humanity – through the lens of tech”.

The docuseries, which is available on CNNgo, covers: “Stories of those falling in love with robots, re-creating digital versions of the deceased, experimenting with VR therapy in psychiatric wards and infiltrating hacker communities, Segall examines the promise and power modern technology holds, while exposing the darker side.”

You can now watch the Ashley Madison episode “Click, Swipe, Cheat” now on CNNgo here.