Dating app Bumble swipes left on Zuck, removes Facebook login requirement

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Dating app Bumble swipes left on Zuck, removes Facebook login requirement

Most of this isn't new information, but it's part of Facebook's initiatives to be more transparent with the governmen t and its users about how the data it collects is shared.

Like many other apps, including rival Tinder, Bumble, which launched in 2014, used Facebook to speed up and simplify the process of registration and login.

On Bumble, women make the first move.

This simple act gave Bumble access to Facebook account information, including, according to its privacy policy, "your friends list, relationship status, current location and friends you have in common with other Bumblers".

It also reiterates how it's able to gather information on people who don't use Facebook.

Facebook raised the number of those affected by a data leak to 87 million users, from the previous estimate of 50 million, Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said in a statement.

Bumble announced that its "custom, manual registration" will bypass all third-party verifications, and the company calls its update "a step beyond other dating apps, who allow phone number registration but still share data with Facebook".

When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account. One quote in the statement said that Bumble still "encourages their users to verify their account for safe online networking", while project marketing manager Jessica Collins said that "safety will continue to be our first priority and our moderation team will continue to preserve the Bumble experience".

Of course, the question is: will users think the extra effort of is uploading their own information worth it to avoid Facebook?

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