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Cosmopolitan is launching a branded podcast with Tinder - Digiday
Cosmopolitan was paid a flat fee to produce the show. While the publisher declined to comment on price, the going rate for a branded podcast typically begins in the high six-figure range, with more sophisticated productions costing over $1 million.
podcasts  cosmo  Magazines  tinder 
23 days ago by paulbradshaw
Tinder and the Russian Intelligence Services: It’s a Match!
"The announcement this week that Russian authorities had asked the dating app Tinder to hand over photos and messages exchanged by Russian users is just the latest step in a sweeping clampdown on free speech in the country by President Vladimir Putin—one that has taken a turn for the absurd lately.

Last year, authorities cancelled the shows of dozens of Russian rappers and hip-hop artists to supposedly protect youths from immoral content. In April, a man was fined $470 after calling Putin “an unbelievable fuckwit,” in violation of a new law against insulting the authorities. And last week the Kostroma regional office of Roskomnadzor—a government body that oversees the media and internet—coached local journalists on how to cover sensitive topics such as drugs, suicide, and insults to the authorities, according to the news site Mediazona. Since detailed reporting on suicide methods is banned in Russia, journalists were handed a cheat sheet on how to stay on the right side of the law. If a man throws himself in front of a train, the journalists were told to report that the man was “accidentally hit by a train.”

Tinder isn’t the first Western tech company to face scrutiny from Roskomnadzor, which has taken on an increasingly powerful censorship role in recent years. In 2016, the networking site LinkedIn was blocked in Russia for refusing to store the data of Russian users in the country. In a statement issued at the time and reported by TechCrunch, LinkedIn it believed it had complied with all applicable Russian laws, but the company had been unable to reach an understanding with Roskomnadzor to have the ban lifted." - Amy Mackinnon, Foreign Policy
otf  russia  tinder  data  localization  datalocalization  policy  social  LGBTQ  censorship 
5 weeks ago by dmcdev
Tinder faces Russian demand to share user data
"Russian authorities have told dating-app Tinder it will have to comply with requests to hand over messages and photos of its users in Russia. Under recent Russian laws, 175 companies have been put on a register that requires them to store data for six months on Russian servers. Companies that refuse, like the private messaging app Telegram, risk being blocked in Russia. Tinder said it had 'registered to be compliant'. However, it was adamant that 'this registration in no way shares any user or personal data with any Russian regulatory bodies and we have not handed over any data to their government'." - BBC

+ Meduza: Russian tech giant facing FSB requests for its encryption keys argues ‘law enforcement is possible without violating privacy’ https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/06/04/russian-tech-giant-facing-fsb-requests-for-its-encryption-keys-argues-law-enforcement-is-possible-without-violating-privacy
otf  russia  tinder  social  data  datalocalization 
6 weeks ago by dmcdev
Russia demands Tinder give user data to secret services
Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users — including messages — to the national intelligence agencies, part of the country’s widening crackdown on internet freedoms.
6 weeks ago by philapple
The Tinder hacker • The Cut
Francesca Mari:
<p>It all started when Sean recruited his close friend and roommate Haley to create a Tinder profile. Haley, in the words of a Tinder user who would soon encounter her, was a “tall, dark, younger, better-looking version of Kim Kardashian.” Together Sean and Haley selected her profile photos — Haley lounging in a tube with a serving of side boob, Haley in shorts leaning on a baseball bat. Sean wanted her to appear seductive but approachable. Once finished, Sean ran two rather mischievous programs.

The first program had her dummy account indiscriminately swipe right on some 800 men. The second program was one that Sean had spent months coding. It paired men who matched with Haley with one another, in the order that they contacted her. A man would send a message thinking he was talking to Haley — he saw her pictures and profile — and instead another dude would receive the message, which, again, would appear to be coming from Haley. When the first dude addressed Haley by name, Sean’s code subbed in the name of the man receiving the message.

As soon as they ran this code, it was off to the races. Conversations streamed in, around 400 of them unfurling between the most unlikely people, the effect something like same-sex Tinder chat roulette.

“There was a certain breed of guy that this really worked on,” Sean told me. “It wasn’t the kind of guy looking for a girlfriend or looking to talk or be casual. It was the guy looking for a hookup.” And those guys cut to the chase, thrilled at how down “Haley” was to sext, thrusting their way through any miscommunication. (Remember, both dudes think the other is Haley.)</p>

I feel that I've seen this before, but it's so splendid that it's worth bringing back.
ai  hacking  tinder  dating 
9 weeks ago by charlesarthur
Tinder’s move to Kubernetes – Tinder Engineering – Medium
Written By: Chris O’Brien, Engineering Manager |Chris Thomas, Engineering Manager| Jinyong Lee, Senior Software Engineer | Edited By: Cooper Jackson, Software Engineer Almost two years ago, Tinder…
kubernetes  tinder 
10 weeks ago by rona25

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