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In 2016, the sharing of personal information from almost 40 million users of Ashley Madison by a group of Hackers, the "Impact Team", revealed their real name, phone number, email address, geographical position and sexual preferences.Ashley Madison assured their more than 35 million users that the service was totally "anonymous" and "100% discret" but they didn't delete completely accounts when users chose to (and paid for that) or recognize that data had actually leaked in a first time.Although, other sources state that the founders are Mateen, Rad, and Badeen only.Online dating applications target a young demographic group.
Researchers after analysing a significant number of diverse mobile dating applications, have concluded that most of the major dating applications are vulnerable to simple sniffing attacks, which could reveal very sensitive personal information such as sexual orientation, preferences, e-mails, degree of interaction between users, etc.These include: Jaumo, OKCupid, happn, SCRUFF by Perry Street, Moco by JNJ Mobile, GROWL by Initech, Skout, Qeep by Blue Lion mobile, Meet Me, Badoo, and Hornet. Other popular applications like Bumble, Grindr, e Harmony, and Match scored 40 or less.These factors enhance the possibility of users getting matched with a compatible candidate.In Europe dating platform care more and more about data legislation because of the GDPR sanctions that threatens companies of economical sanctions. The one that is the most bought by private companies remains the geographical information of users.When the user allow localization, apps record them and store them using Geographic Coordinate System.
In 2018 Grindr, the first platform for gay dating, is accused to have shared data about the HIV statute of its users with numerous companies but claim that It was in order to optimize its platform which doesn’t convince the LGBT community.