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Its corporate headquarters are located in Boca Raton, Florida, with additional offices in California, New York, and Taiwan.
The company primarily deals in adult entertainment, online dating, and social networking services.
On November 13, 2016, it was reported that a database of over 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and passwords, had been breached and leaked from several Friend Finder Networks websites.The breach included account data from Adult Friend Finder (which constituted over 339 million accounts), Cams.com, and Penthouse, including accounts that had supposedly been deleted.The passwords were either stored as plain text or encrypted using the obsolete and insecure SHA-1 cipher. Plaintiff alleges that in October 2016 "a hacker or group of hackers breached Defendant's system and downloaded two decades worth of personal information of 339 million AFF users." Compl. Based on this breach, and Defendant's alleged failure to prevent and timely cure it, Plaintiff brings this putative class action, alleging the following causes of action: (1) negligence; (2) breach of implied contract; (3) invasion of privacy; (4) violation of California's Customer Records Act, Cal. Code §§ 1798.80, et seq.; (5) violation of California's Online Privacy Act, Cal Bus. Code §§ 22575, et seq.; and (6) violation of California's Unfair Competition Law ("UCL"), Cal. The Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") applies to arbitration agreements affecting interstate commerce. BETH LABSON FREEMAN United States District Judge [Re: ECF 11] Before the Court is Defendant Friend Finder Networks, Inc.'s motion to compel arbitration and to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1). The Court heard argument on the motion on April 11, 2019. For the reasons discussed herein, the motion is GRANTED, and the action is STAYED pending arbitration. After discovering that users had been using the service to seek sexual partners, he launched Adult Friend Finder as a spin-off, followed later by other spin-offs dealing with different regions and niches.Much of the company's growth without investment capital has been attributed to its affiliate program, with more than 500,000 affiliates to date. at 339; Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Mc Carthy, Kearney & Walsh, Inc. Under the FAA, contractual arbitration agreements must be enforced "save upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of any contract." Newton v.