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Now this might be going out on a limb, but here's how a branch.io bug left '685 million' netizens open to website hacks

Bug-hunters have told how they uncovered a significant security flaw that affected the likes of Tinder, Yelp, Shopify, and Western Union – and potentially hundreds of millions of folks using these sites and apps. The software sniffers said they first came across the exploitable programming blunder while digging into webpage …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Oct 2018
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Hey, you. App dev. You like secure software? Let's learn from Tinder, Facebook's blunders

App developers should take a long, hard look at how they use Facebook's Account Kit for identifying users – after a flaw in the system, and Tinder's use of the toolkit, left shag-seekers open to account hijacking. When a horny netizen logs into their Tinder profile using their phone number as a username, the hookup app relies …
Iain Thomson, 22 Feb 2018
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Techno-senator tells Tinder to hook up its app with better security

Cyber-senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking execs from the parent company of Tinder to please use protection when spreading the love around. Wyden, a ranking member on the US Senate committee on finance (and a member of four other committees), said in a letter addressed to Match Group CEO Greg Blatt that he wants Tinder to use …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Feb 2018
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Swipe fright: Tinder hackers may know how desperate you really are

A lack of security protections in Tinder's mobile app is leaving lonely hearts vulnerable to eavesdropping. That's according to security biz Checkmarx this week, which claimed Android and iOS builds of the dating app fail to properly encrypt network traffic, meaning the basic actions of peeps looking to hookup – such as swipes …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Jan 2018

Is your research hot or not? US boffins create ‘Tinder for preprints’

Boffins have created an app that lets users rate academic preprints and find people with similar academic tastes - and hope to use the results to spot trends in academic publishing. Jeff Leak, associate professor of biostatics at the Johns Hopkins University and a member of the institution’s data science lab, says the app, …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Jun 2017
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40,000 Tinder pics scraped into big data service

Amid a storm of criticism, a set of facial images built by scraping the Tinder dating service has been pulled from Kaggle. Developer Stuart Colianni had built the 40,000-strong set of “hoes” (the charming variable name* in his source code – more below in case that repo also dies) on the premise that facial datasets are …
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Tinder porn scam: Swipe right for NOOOOOO I paid for what?

Crooks on Tinder are using online safety as a lure to trick users into unwittingly paying for adult content. Automated spam bots masquerading as Tinder users are supposedly tricking other users of the mobile dating app into visiting a malicious third-party website to “verify their profiles”. “The spam bots instruct the user …
John Leyden, 25 Jul 2016
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Tinder bans under-18s: Moral panic averted

Ubiquitous youth hook-up app, Tinder, is banning under-18s from using its service. Currently, self-declared teenagers between 13-17 are ring-fenced from adults in their own dating community, some 3 million strong. That is easy enough to shut down. With this decision, Tinder aims to head off the inevitable legal spats for …
Drew Cullen, 9 Jun 2016

From $6bn to $4.2bn to $2.9bn: Square's ever shrinking unicorn horn

Analysis Silicon Valley is going to see just how much of its own hype has transferred to Wall Street Thursday with a rare IPO of one of its "unicorns" – companies that venture capitalists have valued at over $1 billion. The credit card reader company Square – which has yet to turn a profit – will be selling a portion of its shares at a …
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Nov 2015

Will stock market swipe right on Tinder? Match Group files bid to IPO

Online dating is big business – but just how big? Well, the father of all cyber-cupids, Match Group, has filed its paperwork to go public. The group, which includes old gent of the online dating scene Match.com as well as OKCupid and hookup app Tinder, is expecting to make just over $1bn in revenue this year. According to …
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Oct 2015

Sex app Tinder in public meltdown – because a journo dared suggest it was, well, a sex app

Dating app developer Tinder went ballistic this week over the suggestion people might use it for facilitating casual sex. The official Twitter feed for the swipe-for-sexytime appmaker became an angry rant platform Tuesday after a Vanity Fair writer had the gall to suggest that attractive young professionals are using Tinder to …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Aug 2015
William Davies, The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being

The Happiness Industry, Seveneves and Confessions of a Tinderella

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston is joined by Vulture South's own Simon Sharwood and Vulture Central's Nigel Whitfield to pore through the latest from the publishing world. William Davies examines the current political and corporate obsession with wellbeing. Neal Stephenson's latest sci-fi tome adds a satirical spin to saving the …

In some ways, dating apps are the anti-internet

Worstall on Wednesday Given the massive, but not startling*, success of dating apps like Grindr and Tinder it might sound, well, it will sound, a little odd to state that in one way at least they're like the anti-internet. For what that internet does is abolish geography as a binding limit on who one can socialise with. From the earliest BBS …
Tim Worstall, 15 Apr 2015

Tinder swipes right: eBay suit hooked up as new CEO

Dating app maker Tinder has named its new CEO nearly five months after previous boss Sean Rad revealed to Forbes he had been fired. eBay exec Chris Payne will be chief exec at Tinder, which is based in West Hollywood, California. Rad will retain his 10 per cent stake in the company, and his president title, but day-to-day …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Mar 2015
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'What don't we want? Robots. When don't we want them? Ever.' Anti-droid hipsters hit SXSW

Updated Visitors to the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) tech jamboree have been having a rough old time of it, with what appears to be protests from the locals and a sneaky spam problem on Tinder. On Sunday a group of hipsters took to the streets of Austin, Texas, to protest what they see as reckless and potentially dangerous …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Mar 2015
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Speaking in Tech: Tinder Plus: 4 times pricier... if you're an OVER-28 wrinkly

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's best and only tech podcast with your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, they dig into HP's acquisition of Aruba, Tinder pricing for the *cough* elderly and the prospects for Google+. Their special guest this week …
Team Register, 4 Mar 2015
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Tinder Plus charges oldies MORE to ogle young hotties' pics

Hookup app Tinder has launched a premium service charging older users more dosh to mingle with potential mates still in their prime. The new Tinder Plus app will allow users new features including looking up previously-rejected matches and checking out potential partners in other cities. Dubbed "Passport", the location …
Shaun Nichols, 3 Mar 2015

IBM says dating apps can give you a nasty infection DOWN THERE!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner – and, purely coincidentally, IBM is warning techies about the risks of dating apps and websites. Big Blue has published a report outlining the potential security risks associated with users running sex scheduling software on their smartphones and tablets. Big Blue says it studied 41 …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Feb 2015

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