Tech & Science 70,000 Tinder Photos Of Women Just Got Dumped On A Cyber-Crime Forum

00:50  17 january  2020
00:50  17 january  2020 Source:   gizmodo.com.au

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More than 70 , 000 photos of Tinder users are being shared by members of an online cyber - crime forum , Gizmodo has learned, raising concerns about Aaron DeVera, a member of New York City’s task force on cyber sexual assault, told reporters they discovered the images on a website known for

Okay so I'm a non overweight, average looking person with his shit together (own place , car, career, degree etc) and i joined tinder not long ago. At first i was swiping on women i thought would be a good match for me (non overweight, reasonably attractive, with a degree/career, no kids) - 0 matches.

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More than 70,000 photos of Tinder users are being shared by members of an internet cyber-crime forum, Gizmodo has learned, raising concerns about the potential for abusive use of the photos. Ominously, only women appear to have been targeted.

Aaron DeVera, a researcher at the cybersecurity firm White Ops, told reporters they discovered the images on a website known for trading in malicious software. (We aren’t disclosing the website’s name for obvious reasons.) The dump is also accompanied by a text file containing some 16,000 unique Tinder user IDs, which could be the total number of users affected.

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Your Tinder Photos . My choice is 70 % reliant on your pictures. There’s a few habits I’ve noticed a Just like your bio, your Tinder photos give me an opportunity to see what your personality is about. Having said this, just make sure not to use the first GIF you find…. I got this seal from 4 different

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The reason the photos were collected remains unclear, but their availability to cybercriminals has raised serious concerns that it may be used to commit illegal acts; to target and harass the users themselves; or to generate fake user profiles on other platforms for some other malicious purpose.

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Last week, a woman invited thousands of Tinder dates to New York's Union Square and surprised Bliss knew he would need to message thousands of people on Tinder to get the crowd he wanted. Aponte said the Tinder story shows how "that whole platform is just not very healthy at this point, but

Perhaps the least threatening scenario—which may still have far-reaching consequences for the privacy of the women—is that some unscrupulous developer or company, unconcerned with obtaining consent, is now using the photos to train a facial recognition product. It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.

Contextual clues, including particular phone models like the iPhone X seen in the photographs, as well as limited metadata, suggest that many of the (mostly) selfies were taken in recent years. Some of the photos, in fact, contain timestamps dated as recent as October 2019.

A Tinder official told Gizmodo by phone that use of any photos or information outside the confines of the app is strictly prohibited. The company would take whatever steps it could, they said, to have the data removed offline.

DeVera, a member of New York City’s task force on cyber sexual assault, was doubtful the files would be easy to taken down, but has offered to provide Tinder with the archive’s location.

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DeVera reached out to Gizmodo, they said, in an effort to shine a light on the issue of profile photos being used without consent, and to hopefully prompt Tinder to take additional measures to secure its users’ data. The company’s API has been abused before, they noted.

In 2017, a researcher at the Google subsidiary Kaggle unapologetically scraped some 40,000 profile photos belonging to Bay Area users to create a facial dataset, apparently for the purpose of informing a machine learning model. Tinder labelled this a violation, said it would investigate further, and vowed to take “appropriate action,” according to TechCrunch, which broke the story.

Tinder said at the time that it was taking steps to “deter and prevent” scraping of its data by parties seeking to exploit its API.

A Tinder official told Gizmodo on Wednesday that since the incident, the company has invested additional resources in an effort to address misuse of its app. Its security team, however, declined to disclose any of the specific measures being taken. Doing so, the official said, would only aid those seeking to use its users’ information in adverse ways. (This is a controversial practice security experts refer to as “security through obscurity.”)

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Photograph : Alamy. What will happen if this treasure trove of data gets hacked, is made public or A few months earlier, 70 , 000 profiles from OkCupid (owned by Tinder ’s parent company Match Group) So why does Tinder need all that information on you? “To personalise the experience for each of our

“We work hard to keep our members and their information safe,” a Tinder spokesperson said. “We know that this work is ever-evolving for the industry as a whole, and we are constantly identifying and implementing new best practices and measures to make it more difficult for anyone to commit a violation like this.”

Tinder also noted that all of the photos are public and can be viewed by others through regular use of the app; although, obviously, the app is not designed to help a single person amass such a massive quantity of images. The app can also only be used to view the profiles of other users within 100 miles.

DeVera told Gizmodo that they are particular disturbed by the fact that whoever amassed the profile data is “very openly targeting female-presenting users.”

“Given the context of this being a dating app, there are photos a person may not necessarily want presented to the public. Further, not only is it sorted by userID, but it is also sorted by whether or not there is a face in the picture,” they said. This might indicate that someone is intending to use the Tinder profiles to train biometric software, possibly a face recognition system.

But this isn’t DeVera’s sole, nor even their primary, concern. Face datasets are a great place to start for making fake personas and online profiles, they said.

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“Dumps of data such as this typically attract fraudsters, who use it for making large collections of convincing fake accounts on other platforms. Stalkers might use this in a more targeted manner, in an effort to add to a collection of data to use against an individual. Long-term concerns is that these pictures could be used for fraud and privacy violations,” DeVera said.

Face recognition is one of the most controversial recently emerging technologies. Privacy experts are presently sounding the alarm, calling for federal regulators to ban the technology, if a not issue a temporary prohibition on its use by law enforcement agencies, at least until proper guidelines are established.

At hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likened face recognition systems developed by companies such as Amazon and Microsoft to privacy-invasive technologies depicted on the dystopic Netflix series Black Mirror. “People think, ‘I’m going to put on a cute filter and have puppy dog ears,’ and not realise that that data’s being collected by a corporation or the state, depending on what country you’re in, in order to surveil you potentially for the rest of your life,” she said.

As it stands, the use of face recognition is entirely unregulated in most states and legal cases have already emerged accusing authorities of offering up unreliable results as evidence in court.

Digital rights activists this week launched a nationwide campaign to halt the spread of face recognition systems on college campuses specifically. Those efforts, led by Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy, have inspired students to organise and call for bans at George Washington University in D.C. and DePaul University in Chicago.

In addition, administrators at more than a dozen other major universities, including Stanford, Harvard, and Northwestern have been pressed to institute ban, said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future. “This type of invasive technology,” she said, “poses a profound threat to our basic liberties, civil rights, and academic freedom.”

A New York Times investigation revealed this week that a host of dating apps, including Grindr, OkCupid, and Tinder, have shared the personal information of users, including location information, with a variety of marketing and advertising companies, in ways that experts said could violate privacy laws internationally.

Match Group, which owns Tinder and OkCupid, did not deny sharing the information externally—including, according to the Times and its sources, “a user’s gender and the gender the user was looking to date.” It contended, however, that any outside firms in receipt of that data are bound by a contractual obligation to protect it.

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