IBM Plays Cupid For Its Chinese Employees This Valentine’s Day


State companies including Baidu also hooking up their employees to boost happiness

IBM is running an internal corporate dating service to help lonely employees find love.

However, unfortunately for workers elsewhere in the world, the scheme is only running in China, where the matchmaking service is a company perk.

Dating is a “little hard”dating

Other Chinese companies like Baidu are also running the scheme to keep employee happiness at a reasonable level.

Summer Zhang, an IBM employee, told the Financial Times: “Most engineers are shy, and they find dating a little hard.”

This week, it was IBM that claimed the majority of dating apps are vulnerable to cyberattacks – and they’re installed on mobile devices used to access business information.

More than 60 percent of leading dating mobile apps are vulnerable to a variety of cyber-attacks that put personal user information and corporate data at risk, said IBM.

The security study also revealed that many dating apps have access to additional features on mobile devices such as the camera, microphone, storage, GPS location and mobile wallet billing information.

This is in combination with the vulnerabilities, may make them exploitable to hackers. IBM also found that almost 50 percent of organisations it analysed have at least one of these popular dating apps installed on mobile devices used to access business information.

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