In my mind, it’s as much a signifier of a certain ideology as much as a practical safeguard, though in truth it is both.Following the Snowden revelations, the public learned that the NSA and other government agencies had all kinds of surveillance capabilities we only vaguely knew about before.But they all had sketchy bios and no shared interests. "I sent them messages and out of the three accounts I encountered in that string of that session, I got a reply from two of them.
There's no way to report it in the app; instead Tinder only allows users to block spam accounts.
Meaning, if you have concerns, you have to send Tinder an email or tweet.
Tinder literally refers to a flammable material; a dry substance ready to burn.
That name couldn't be more appropriate for a dating app with a problem that could leave users steaming.
Tinder, the addictive online matchmaking tool, is plagued by fake accounts luring unsuspecting users into pricey phishing schemes.
And they ruse is easy to fall for, because it plays into our desire for easy flirtation.Back in late May, Satnam Narang, a single, 31-year-old security response manager at Symantec (a cybersecurity firm that owns Norton anti-virus) was flipping through Tinder in his Santa Monica apartment.After months of no success, suddenly, he had a stream of matches.That’s because I, like many people who write about national security and civil liberties, have a big piece of tape over my built-in webcam.At this point, the tape has taken on the quality of a sticker on an electric guitar or a steamer trunk.This type of thing happens often in chat services like Twitter and AIM: The trend isn't a total disaster for Tinder, but it's been late in addressing the issue.