Dating apps out of control

dating apps out of control

Are dating apps sharing personal data with other businesses?

REUTERS/Aly Song/Illustration TBILISI, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Popular dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data about users, including their location and sexuality, with about 100 other businesses, a Norwegian consumer group said on Tuesday, as it filed a complaint about breach of privacy rules.

Do dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data?

TBILISI, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Popular dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data about users, including their location and sexuality, with about 100 other businesses, a Norwegian consumer group said on Tuesday, as it filed a complaint about breach of privacy rules.

Are free apps out of control?

The latest report to warn that surveillance capitalism is out of control — and “free” digital services can in fact be very costly to people’s privacy and rights — comes courtesy of the Norwegian Consumer Council, which has published an analysis of how popular apps are sharing user data with the behavioral ad industry.

Is your Android app collecting personal data without telling you?

The Norwegian Consumer Council found that 10 widely used Android apps that gather sensitive data about health, drug use, and sexual preferences passed some of it on to advertising and marketing firms without clearly informing users.

Do dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data?

TBILISI, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Popular dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data about users, including their location and sexuality, with about 100 other businesses, a Norwegian consumer group said on Tuesday, as it filed a complaint about breach of privacy rules.

What are the risks of sharing personal information on dating apps?

Threats range from identify theft, catfishing, blackmail, sexual harassment to phishing. Users should be cautious about the information they share on dating apps and stay alert to any suspicious activity or interactions.”

Do dating platforms have access to your data?

But a dating platform can also have access to data about your activity on social media platforms if you connect them to your dating profile.

What is the purpose of an online dating site?

The cynics among us might think this is the primary purpose of an online dating site. The operators of these sites cull vast amounts of data from users (age, interests, ethnicity, religion, etc.), then package it up and lend or sell the data to online marketers or affiliates.

Is your iOS app collecting personal data without your knowledge?

A number of popular iOS apps are collecting personal data without users knowledge. After hooking an iPhone up to monitoring software, The Washington Post discovered that more than 5,400 app trackers were sending data from the device to third parties.

What happens to your personal data on your iPhone?

Apple famously declares that What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone. However, a bombshell report has discovered that users personal data is closely watched by app trackers In other cases, the trackers are used so that third party companies can target ads more effectively in the app.

What data is sent to your phone when you open the app?

“The investigation revealed that when you open the app, you are sending your data to nine separate third-party trackers. This data includes information like your name, email address, and physical address, along with the make and model of your phone.

What do app trackers do with your personal data?

However, a bombshell report has discovered that users personal data is closely watched by app trackers In other cases, the trackers are used so that third party companies can target ads more effectively in the app.

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