Digital Age Makes It Harder to Cheat

Even your Wii can give you away in the era of too-much-information
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 7:07 PM CDT
Technology makes it easier to have an affair... and much easier to get caught doing it.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – The Wii may look family-friendly, but tell that to the US soldier who discovered from the console that his wife was having an affair, virtual-bowling with her lover while he was in Iraq. Welcome to the digital age, Nick Harding writes in the Independent, where secrets are impossible to keep, “like specks of DNA sprayed across the bedsheet of cyberspace.”

Technology makes it easier to communicate with a paramour, but much harder to hide that dalliance. Every action in the modern world seems to leave a digital trail of bread crumbs. “While starting to cheat might be simple, keeping an affair going has become almost impossible,” says one relationship expert. “It seems that the end of the secret affair is in sight.”