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Review date: Feb. 12, 2021
Launched in 2015, Salams (formerly known as Minder) is a dating app targeted at Muslim men and women looking for other Muslim people to date. Free to sign up and message members who you match with, users have to buy Telegrams, sold in packs of three or ten, to message members they haven't matched with. With around 350,000 users worldwide, the app allows people to target specific Muslim affiliations such as Sunni, Shia, or "Just Muslim" as part of their search. Billed as both a dating and marriage app, Salams does seem to place some priority on privacy, with a blurred photo option and a stealth mode that allows users to choose who can see their profile. A phone number or Facebook account is require to sign up.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
Can it snoop on me?
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
Name (required), gender (required), date of birth (required), answering of topics (required), sect (required), education level (required), family origins (optional), employment (optional), photos (minimum one), videos (optional), selfie verification (required), location (optional), personality trait (optional), ideal marital timing (optional), languages, (optional), religiosity (optional), prayer levels (optional), Islamic priorities (optional), smoking (optional), hijab (optional), drinking (optional), halal meat (optional), willingness to relocate (optional), number of children (optional), content of chats (required). Does not appear to collect data on ethnicity as such.
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?
A large-scale vulnerability was identified by security researchers in December, 2017. Data made potentially accessible to all Minder users included: Full name; DOB; Exact location (GPS coordinates); Phone number; Email; Instagram account ID and access token; Facebook account ID and access token.
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
We were unable to determine if they use encryption to protect users' personal information, chats, photos, and more.
Password wasn't requires as login happens either via phone or third-party
Large Vulnerability in Minder Potentially Compromised a Quarter Million Users DataMohammed Davooodi on Medium
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