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Review date: March 15, 2021
Tinder is the app that made swiping right for love--or a hook up--popular. Launched in 2012, Tinder is now one of the most popular dating apps on the planet. Profiles are quick and easy to set up with your picture being the most important thing. Users see your profile pictures and either swipe right to like or swipe left to reject. If the person you swiped right on also likes you, you can message each other and it's off to the races with your potential date. Tinder lets you connect via Facebook, add your Instagram, link your Spotify, or add your Snapchat. Tinder collects a whole lot of personal data on users. And it's got a pretty bad track record of protecting that data. Also, Tinder's algorithm for matching has come under some heat for potential questionable practices such as lowering the profile rankings of men who are free users and potentially charging users over the age of 28 more than younger users.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
What can be used to sign up?
Phone or third-party (Facebook or Apple) are required to sign up.
What data does the company collect?
Date of birth (required), gender (required), sexual orientation (required), university (optional), passions (optional), photos and/or videos (min of two), location (required), description (optional), job title (optional), employer (optional), city (optional), financial information (optional). Does not collect data on ethnicity.
If a user connects their social media accounts to their dating profile, Tinder collects data from that social media account, such as Facebook. However, Tinder does not specify what data it collects and how it uses it.
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?
In early 2018, security researchers found that Tinder was lacking basic encryption for photos, as well as lacking basic HTTPS encryption on Tinder’s iOS and Android mobile apps. In fact, in early 2020, Tinder suffered a serious data breach which resulted in more than 70,000 images of women being shared online. In addition to these data breaches, Norwegian regulators started investigating Tinder, alleging that the company shared personal user data with advertising companies that may violate privacy laws. "
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Tinder strengthen their encryption practices in 2018.
Password isn't requires as login happens either via phone or third-party.
Tinder has a bounty program. It encourages security researchers to responsibly disclose any potential vulnerabilities uncovered to [email protected] You can learn more about Tinder's bug bounty program at https://hackerone.com/tinder
Includes security info
Tinder's algorithm appears to significantly influence the types of profiles a users sees and is shown to. Some researchers have pointed out that the algorithm might have some prejudice designed into it based on race, ethnicity, age, or gender.
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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