OkCupid users had all their turn-ons and sexual info published without permission

OkCupid users had all their turn-ons and sexual info published without permission
 

Researchers published personal information about 70,000 OkCupid users after creating a programme to scan profiles on the site.
It included details of username, age, star sign, location, number of pictures and, controversially, their sexual preferences.
The information could be used to identify who each account belonged to, it was claimed.
If you had an account on the site between November 2014 and March 2015 when they collected data, you could be affected.
Danish researchers created a computer ‘scraper’ to search through profiles automatically. The results were published in the paper ‘The... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Hot News, Views: 31
Source: Metro
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