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Tinder, other lifestyle apps share vast amounts of data with advertisers, Norway consumer group says

By Mike Swift and Vesela Gladicheva
  • 14 Jan 2020 17:57
  • 15 Jan 2020 03:21
Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid and an array of other dating, health and religious apps used around the world are covertly and systematically sharing intimate personal information with advertisers, a Norwegian report said today, setting off a potential regulatory storm in Europe, the US and elsewhere.

The practices alleged by the Norwegian

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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