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The data is retained on the company servers for months, or in the case of Tinder, “as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes”.In October 2011, an investigation run by Jonathan Mayer, a Ph. candidate in computer science at Stanford University, revealed that Ok Cupid was selling users’ information about drug and alcohol abuse.The industry of data brokers—the ones who buy and sell our data to third parties—is facilitated by the companies that organise our lives with operating systems, apps and hardware.Their business is to sell us gadgets and software, or provide a “free” service while forcing us to watch some ads.According to Dehaye, the data collected by the app and shared with third parties is used for profiling and can affect your life when asking for a loan, applying for a job, a scholarship, or medical insurance.In the case of Grindr, or other LGBT apps like Her, Gayromeo, etc, it could also be very dangerous if you end up trapped in an airport in one of the 10 countries that punish homosexuality with a death sentence.In the bottom part of the map there are several dating apps – from Scruff to Elite Singles to Ashley Madison – that apparently do not connect to any social media platform at all.
How data is collected, analysed, sold, traded or reused might be more complicated than we think.To the left side of the map, there is a small cluster of Chinese dating apps, including Momo, that only connects to two Chinese social media platforms.Seeing that Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other common platforms are not used in China, it makes sense that the Chinese dating app exists in an isolated ecology when it comes to social media connections.After the allegations, OKCupid said they ceased to do it.
Now think about Grindr, a majority gay men dating app with 3.3 million users, that also includes trans, bisexual and queer people.
Looking closely at this cluster of dating apps and social media platforms, we see that all the dating apps that connect to either Twitter, Google , Instagram or Spotify also allow connections to Facebook.