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Research: Tinder, Grindr Along With Other Apps Share Sensitive Private Data With Advertisers

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bobby Allyn / NPR

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Dating apps, including Tinder, provide delicate information regarding users to advertising businesses, in accordance with a Norwegian study circulated Tuesday.

A small grouping of civil legal rights and customer groups is urging federal and state regulators to look at a quantity of mobile apps, including popular relationship apps Grindr, Tinder and OKCupid for presumably sharing private information with marketing businesses.

The push because of the privacy liberties coalition follows a report posted on Tuesday because of the Norwegian customer Council that found 10 apps gather information that is sensitive an individual’s precise location, sexual orientation, spiritual and governmental philosophy, medication usage as well as other information then transfer the private information to at the very least 135 various third-party businesses. (more…)