Tinder isn’t as private as many of its users think, and a new website which aims to exploit that is causing concern among users of the dating app.
Swipebuster promises to let Tinder users find out whether people they know have an account on the dating app, and even stalk them down to their last known location.No hacking involved - Swipebuster uses Tinder's published API to get the data. And this is interesting:
Although the site seems targeted at those who want to catch cheating partners on the app, its developer says he had a different motivation in mind, telling Vanity Fair that he wanted to highlight oversharing online.
“There is too much data about people that people themselves don’t know is available,” the anonymous developer said. “Not only are people oversharing and putting out a lot of information about themselves, but companies are also not doing enough to let people know they’re doing it.”Yup.