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FTC: Match.com Used Fake Accounts to Lure 500,000 Subscribers

 The FTC claims that dating site Match.com used fake accounts to lure almost 500,000 people to become paying subscribers on the popular dating website. The subscribers joined the company’s paid premium service within 24 hours of receiving a message from accounts the FTC claims Match had already identified as “fraudulent.”

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‘Pheramor’ Dating App Uses DNA to Find ‘True Love’

An upcoming dating app uses your DNA to help you find your “true love,” according to a report.Pheramor, created by 26-year-old geneticist Brittany Barreto, plans to launch in February and reportedly “combines genetic information with data gleaned from social media

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Researchers Say Dating Apps Like Tinder Easily Hacked

Researchers from the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab have discovered that using simple exploits, they could uncover sensitive data, like location and message history, for users of 9 dating apps for iOS and Android, including Tinder, Bumble and OK Cupid.

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