eHarmony

eHarmony

Data da avaliação: 12 de Fevereiro de 2021

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According to their website, every 14 minutes someone finds love on eHarmony. Every 14 minutes, people! This is curious because while you can sign up to eHarmony for free, you can't view pictures or do much more without paying for the premium features. And the shortest subscription you can get with eHarmony is for six months. Maybe someone finds love on eHarmony every 14 minutes, after spending six months looking? Launched in 2000, eHarmony has been around the online dating game for a while and today is targeted more towards serious matchmaking than casual hookups. They have really leaned into the use of artificial intelligence to help people find love, for better or worse. They even analyze your chats and online behavior to send suggestions to help you meet the 'right' people, at the 'right' time. Nothing creepy about that, right?

O que pode acontecer se algo der errado?

eHarmony seems to be one the better mainstream dating app when it comes to privacy and security. Unfortunately, that's not saying a whole lot. eHarmony is targeted at serious people seeking long-term relationships, and it's no small commitment to sign up. Users must complete personality tests and compatibility quizzes and provide a whole lot of detailed personal information when they sign-up, including yearly income, number of children, and ethnicity. All this data and more--things like what types of profiles you spend the most time on and what sorts of photos you upload-- is used by eHarmony and their artificial intelligence algorithms to match you to the people they think will be right for you. Could there be bias in their algorithms keeping you from seeing certain types of people? It seems plausible given they ask people to provide information like ethnicity, religion, and personal values. The good thing is, eHarmony has a pretty decent track record of protecting all the personal information they collect on their users. They did have a couple of data breaches back in 2011 and 2012, but have since seemed to tighten their security. They do use some of this personal data to target you with lots of advertisements and perhaps shares some with third parties for the same. We will also add, eHarmony has one of the worst written privacy policies we've seen. Not only does it have spelling and grammar mistakes, but also at one point refers to the wrong company. Which begs the question, would you trust your sensitive data to a dating app that can't even write their own privacy policy error free? We wouldn't.

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O que pode ser usado para se inscrever?

Que dados a empresa coleta?

Como a empresa usa esses dados?

eHarmony's Privacy Policy does not explicitly state whether or not it sells user data. The company does process personal data for the purposes of advertising. However, it is unclear whether eHarmony shares personal or aggregated data for advertising and analytics purposes with third parties.

Como você pode controlar seus dados?

Users can request to access, rectify, port and erase their data by emailing [email protected]

Qual é o histórico conhecido da empresa na proteção de dados dos usuários?

Médio

While eHarmony had data breaches in 2011 and 2012, there are no known data breaches in the past two years.

Este produto pode ser usado offline?

Não

Informações de privacidade fáceis de entender?

Não

eHarmony's privacy policy is pretty poorly written. Not only does it have spelling and grammar mistakes, but also at some point refers to 'Parship' rather than 'eharmony'.

Links para informações de privacidade

Este produto atende aos nossos padrões mínimos de segurança? informações

Sim

Criptografia

Sim

Senha forte

Sim

Password requires 8 characters, letters as well as a number or special character.

Atualizações de segurança

Sim

Gerencia vulnerabilidades

Sim

eharmony takes part in a bug bounty program: https://hackerone.com/eharmony

Política de privacidade

Sim

O produto usa inteligência artificial? informações

Sim

Researching eHarmony and AI yielded a number of articles, including on the different ways eharmony uses AI to increase matches, analyzing people's chat and online behavior to send suggestions. Also, eHarmony collaborates with research institutes on the intersection of AI and love. This is all very good. There still is a lack of transparency into how eHarmony's AI works and whether it could potentially inject bias into matches.

Esta inteligência artificial não é confiável?

Não foi possível determinar

Que tipo de decisões a inteligência artificial faz sobre você ou por você?

A empresa é transparente sobre como funciona a inteligência artificial?

Não

O usuário tem controle sobre os recursos da inteligência artificial?

Não foi possível determinar


Novidades

eHarmony: How machine learning is leading to better and longer-lasting love matches
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For years, eHarmony has been using human psychology and relationship research to recommend mates for singles looking for a meaningful relationship. Now, the data-driven technology company is expanding upon its data analytics and computer science roots as it embraces modern big data, machine learning and cloud computing technologies to offer millions of users even better matches.
How To Protect Your Privacy On eHarmony.com Advice
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Though eHarmony takes precautions to protect subscribers' information - like password hashing, data encryption, and state-of-the-art firewalls - the security of your personal info shouldn't be left up to the site alone. It's your responsibility to keep your private information private. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to protect your privacy on eHarmony.com.
The future of dating report 2018: smart devices will predict if your relationship is on the rocks
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Every year the experts at eharmony collaborate with the bring young minds at Imperial College London to explore the future of dating. In this, our fifth annual report, we investigate the extent to which advances in science and tech will dramatically improve both the matching process and overall relationship health.
Match.com learns that encryption alone isn't enough
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The folk over at RIIS, an IT services firm in Troy, Mich., have put out an annual report over the past few years exploring Android security. That report has opted to look at the largest romance sites as they publish in mid-February, near Valentine's Day. Looking at the report over the years — I last commented on it two years ago — allows us to see how the industry is progressing. The good news is that almost everyone examined passed this year. The bad news is that one didn't, and that one is Match.com, a vendor that had been found to have security holes in prior reports.

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