Tinder and Grindr are very dangerous applications for your privacy because they negotiate with your personal data.
There are many mobile dating applications but, without a doubt, two of the best known and used by a large number of users on both Android and iOS are Tinder and Grindr. Either of these two apps is the preferred choice for some of your single friends who want to stop being single and even one of them has met their current partner through one of these two platforms.
Now, the Mozilla foundation, who owns the free software web browser Firefox, has published a report on the privacy of dating apps analyzing up to 24 of them Among which are Tinder, OKCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, Hinge, Happn, Christian Mingle, BlackPeopleMeet, Grindr, Lex, eHarmony or Elite Singles among others.
The results of this report show that the least respectful dating apps with your privacy they are precisely Tinder and Grindr and from the Mozilla foundation they recommend users who want to protect their personal and private data uninstall either of these two apps as soon as possible.
These are the reasons why Tinder is not secure
Tinder is an application that was launched in 2012 and that it has become one of the best-known dating apps in the world, thanks to the fact that its operation is really simple: when users see your photos they can slide them to the right to give it a "I like it" or to the left to indicate that you don't like it. In the event that the other person has also given a "like" to your photo, already You can start sending messages through the application so that, in the future, you can have an appointment.
Tinder allows you to connect through Facebook, link your Spotify account, and add your Instagram account. In this sense, we must warn you that when you connect the account of a social network like Facebook with Tinder, they both collect more information together than separately.
This dating app collects a large amount of personal data from users and has a rather negative record when it comes to data protection, as, for example, 70,000 photos of Tinder women were shared with an unreliable website and known for his criminal activities. Furthermore, it is known that the personal information of its users is illegally shared with advertising companies and on several occasions they have suffered security breaches through which attackers could monitor the movements of an application user.
These are the reasons why Grindr doesn't respect your privacy
Grindr is an application that was launched in 2012 and it is the largest dating app targeting gay, bisexual and transgender people. This app connects its users according to their location using the location of the mobile terminal.
This dating app is totally free and any user can access all the functions of this platform just watching a lot of ads or paying for the premium version that removes ads, activates push notifications, allows you to see more matches and have unlimited favorites and blocks.
Like Tinder, Grindr collects a lot of personal information from users and has a very bad track record when it comes to protecting users' private data. So, for example, the Norwegian Data Protection Authority fined her $ 11.7 million for illegally sharing private personal information with advertising companies.
On the other hand, in 2018 it was discovered that this dating app disclosed sensitive information about its users, for example about HIV, to advertising companies.
Being an application that is based on location, it can track the movements of its users and, in this way, collect a lot of information about them and if such information is leaked it can pose a serious risk to the privacy of users.