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The dating scene is a tricky place during the best of times. However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into many typical dating plans. Many lovebirds are foregoing the usual restaurants and movie theaters and are going on “dates” in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows players to visit their friends’ islands or invite friends to their private island. Players can search for friends in the game and use a “Dodo Code” to then connect with that friend. Players can also visit friends that have their “gate” open on their island. You can even spend 200 bells to send a card to a friend or send either items in the... Read more...
Tinder does not have the most stellar reputation when it comes to their users’ physical safety. Although there have been many people who have safely used the app, there have also been several users that have been physically harmed by their Tinder dates. Tinder recently implemented a panic button and artificial intelligence technology to help keep their users safe. However, it was also discovered that these security measures may be sharing your information with third-parties. Tinder has teamed up with Noonlight, a safety platform and mobile app, to offer a panic button and catfish detection AI. The panic button allows users to quietly contact an emergency dispatcher. Users will be able to... Read more...
Many app makers are growing tired of paying the relatively high fees that the Apple App Store and Google Play are demanding. Google Play and the Apple App Store each take 30% of the revenue an app generates, leaving many developers looking for ways to maximize their revenue. Some have moved to take payments directly, and others, like Fortnite, have opted to completely bypass Google Play and offer their apps directly to customers. Dating app Tinder is taking a different route. Tinder has introduced a default payment process into the Android app that ignores the system Google Play has in place. Match Group spokeswoman Justine Sacco said that the company is constantly testing new features and payment... Read more...
Tinder is a popular dating app that matches people up using swipes. If you thought that all the people you were swiping left or right on were private and only you and the people you swiped knew about them, you might be wrong. Security researchers have found a flaw that could allow those swipes to be captured and exposed. The crux of the issue is that Tinder doesn't use HTTPS encryption for fetching images reports a security firm called Checkmarx. This lack of encryption means that your Tinder activity could be exposed over a local Wi-Fi network, allowing a nefarious or nosey character to see your Tinder likes and matches in real time. The researchers offered up a demonstration of the attack via... Read more...
Your Tinder profile may be getting some unwelcome attention, since a machine learning platform recently uploaded facial data from roughly 40,000 Tinder profiles. The data is available on GitHub and has been uploaded under a CC0: Public Domain License. The data set “People of Tinder” was released with six downloadable zip file, four of which contained around 10,000 profile images apiece and two files with sample sets of 500 images per gender. Some users have scrapped multiple photos, so it is possible that there are less than 40,000 images. The profile pictures are from Tinder users around the Bay Area of northern California.Stuart Colianni, the developer of the data set, stated that he released... Read more...
Teenagers will have to find their prom dates elsewhere. Tinder is discontinuing use of the app for everyone under the age of eighteen starting next week. The company hopes that tighter specifications and enforcement of the new policy will help keep teenagers safe. Tinder has allowed anyone over the age of thirteen to use their app since their launch in 2012. Anyone between the ages of thirteen and seventeen was only allowed to be matched with others in the age pool. The age change will supposedly impact less than 3% of its global user base. Users sign-up through Tinder using their Facebook account and in many countries, thirteen is considered the “age of consent” for the internet. This means... Read more...
Tinder, a popular mobile app that purports to help "meet interesting people nearby," is testing a new feature called Tinder Social. The concept behind Tinder Social is to bring together groups of friends and it works the same way as finding dates—swipe and match with other groups that are also headed out to do something interesting. That's fine and dandy except that Tinder users are automatically opted into Tinder Social; if you're using Tinder on the down low (or simply don't want to advertise your participation to your friends), you'll have to opt-out before you're discovered. Naturally Tinder doesn't think that's a big deal, in part because it views its app as more than a hook-up tool. Tinder... Read more...
Listen up lovers, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. That means you're running out of time to make reservations at that swank bistro down the block and/or pick up a romantic gift for that lady or fellow in your life -- unless you're single. If that's case, all that goes out the window, though don't despair, we can think of at least two alternatives. The first is to fly solo or have a guys night out watching the new Die Hard movie (A Good Day to Die Hard) that comes out on February 14th. Given that Bruce Willis is now 57 years old, this might be the last Die Hard flick he ever appears in. Another alternative is to get struck by Cupid's arrow within the next few days, and if you want to... Read more...