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“Not too fond of Facebook”: A dating app removes its linked-profile requirement

(credit: Bumble ) As Americans (and their legislators ) come to grips with the wealth of personal data they’ve volunteered to Facebook over the years, they will likely look harder at the services they’ve connected their credentials to. In at least one case, a business is responding in kind. Bumble, a Tinder-like dating app that launched in 2014 with a “women send the first message” twist, announced plans on Monday to remove its Facebook credential requirement effective tomorrow, April 17. Should new users want to join Bumble or if existing users want to de-link their Facebook accounts, they will simply have to confirm a phone number. “The reason behind this improvement is due to the overwhelming request from prospective users who are not too fond of Facebook and, because of this, refused to give online dating a try,” a Bumble representative wrote in an email to Ars Technica. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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