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Every dating app has a thing. Bumble's thing is only women can make the first move in the app to contact a man (for users looking for someone of the same gender, anyone can make the first move). Bumble says their goal is to shake up the gender norms and empower women to make the first move. Which can be a breath of fresh air in the straight dating app world where women are constantly bombarded with "Hey" as an opening line (come on guys, do better!). Founded by a former Tinder employee and launched in 2014, Bumble now has over 100 million users worldwide. This dating app lets users sign up with Facebook or their phone number (they added the phone number options back in 2018 following Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal). All profile information on Bumble is public, so if you sign up with Facebook be aware it could pull your personal info from there and make it open to all users.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
"First name (required), photo (min one), date of birth (required), gender (required), type of connection (required: date, bff, bizz), profile prompt (optional), description (optional), occupation (optional), education (optional), covid dating (optional), city (optional), hometown (optional), exercise (optional), star sign (optional), drinking (optional), smoking (optional), pets (optional), looking for (optional), kids (optional), religion (optional), politics (optional), content of messages (required). Does not collect data on ethnicity.
Yes, Bumble collects social media data: login information and friend lists for social media accounts that are connected to a user's Bumble Account
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
Bumble's systems had serious security flaws that left personal information of users exposed in Novemeber 2020.
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
We couldn't find anywhere that shows Bumble explicitly uses encryption to protect all users' personal and communications. They did not respond to our requests for more information so we are unable to tell if they use encryption or not.
Password isn't requires as login happens either via phone or third-party
Bounty Program. https://bumble.com/contact-us
Bumble uses AI for moderation purposes, including detecting inappropriate images as well as body shaming language, including fat-phobic, ableist, racist, colorist, homophobic or transphobic remarks. Bumble uses automated decisions and moderators to block accounts as part of its moderation procedures.
Is this AI untrustworthy?
What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?
Is the company transparent about how the AI works?
Does the user have control over the AI features?
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