We’ve known for years about the privacy compromises you make when you sign up for an online dating site or app, as Rainey Reitman reported for the Electronic Frontier Foundation a few years ago.For instance, your dating profile and photos can hang around on the company’s servers for years, even after you cancel your subscription.“If Facebook were a country, it would be the fourth largest in the world.” The ongoing flow and volume of people-related information published by Facebook’s many members make it a valuable and frequently overlooked resource for finding out more about a prospective date.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Sajari can also use training data to create your match score for you.
This process analyses the text and meta information of your data and then uses multivariable regression and random forest algorithms to create a match score configuration that best replicates your training data.
None had protections to prevent or delay unauthorized decompiling; none had obfuscated their source code, which means hackers could access sensitive data; and one wasn’t even using secure communication, which would make it easy for hackers to intercept data being exchanged between the app and the server.
Convinced that the security and privacy of your online dating service is worth a second look?