Tag: OkCupid

OKCupid Now Forces People To Use Their Real Names

OKCupid will start making people use their real names. The dating website will start to phase out usernames by the end of the year.

Life & Style December 23, 2017

Cloudflare Leak: How Bad Is CloudBleed And What You Should Do

You might have heard of the Cloudflare leak and you might be worried if you're affected by Cloudbleed. Here are the details you need to know.

Security February 25, 2017

OkCupid Introduces New Features, Gives Sneak Peek Of New Look

OkCupid announces new features on its dating app. The company replaces its Quickmatch feature with ‘DoubleTake,’ and adds more to its question-and-answer portion.

Apps/Software February 15, 2017

Cache Of 70,000 Leaked OkCupid Profiles Taken Down Following Copyright Notice

OkCupid has filed a DMCA claim against the dataset uploaded online containing leaked information of 70,000 user profiles. The data has since been taken down, with the researchers behind the act still claiming that they did nothing wrong.

Internet May 18, 2016

OkCupid: Leaking 70,000 OkCupid Users' Personal Data In Name Of Science Is NOT OK

Researchers have dumped barrelfuls of information about OkCupid users onto the Internet. The data contain user names, backgrounds, preferences and much more.

Internet May 15, 2016

Researchers Intentionally Leak 70,000 OkCupid Profiles For Science

Danish researchers published data from 70,000 OkCupid profiles on the Open Science Framework. The indiscretion poses questions about the nature of anonymity, and is frowned upon by dating site officials and the university where the three students are enrolled.

Internet May 14, 2016

Didn't Find Your Valentine On Tinder? Try These Dating Apps

Singles can try online dating services to find a suitable valentine. Bumble, OKCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) are some of the alternatives to dating app Tinder.

Apps/Software February 13, 2016

Looking For Online Hookups? Try Peak Hours: Here's When Tinder And OKCupid Get The Heavy Action

Want to increase your luck in finding a good match from online dating? Research shows that users of popular dating apps such as Tinder and OKCupid are at their most active best during the peak hours of the evening.

Society January 28, 2016

Tinder, OKCupid And Parent Match Group Files For IPO, Seeking At Least $100M

Match Group Inc. has filed for the IPO of common stock with U.S. regulators.. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of InterActiveCorp, is looking to raise funds of at least $100 million.

Apps/Software October 17, 2015

IBM Urges US Corporate Employees To Shun Dating Apps: They Pose Security Risk

IBM has release a study suggesting that perhaps mobile dating apps aren't as secure as they should be. In fact, a whopping 60 percent of dating apps have security flaws of either medium or high severity.

Apps/Software February 12, 2015

Here are the Best Dating Apps to Help You Find a Date for Valentine's Day 2015

Is your smartphone the only thing you share a special relationship with? You might as well take advantage of it to get you a date for Valentine’s Day.

Apps/Software January 31, 2015

Facebook, OkCupid mood manipulation experiments may have violated laws (in Maryland)

Facebook and OKCupid may have violated certain laws in Maryland. Both were charged with conducting human research that is not only unethical but is also illegal.

Internet September 26, 2014

OkCupid founder's book 'Dataclysm' tells us more about ourselves than we want to know

Christian Rudder, the co-founder and president of the online dating site OkCupid released the new book "Dataclysm" on Sept. 9. What can the mass of personal data we leave online tell us about ourselves?

Internet Culture September 10, 2014

OKCupid admits experimenting on users a la Facebook. All for love?

OKCupid CEO Christian Rudder admitted that the website carried out experiments on its users, which brings to mind Facebook's similar experiments that are now mired in controversy.

Business Tech July 31, 2014

OKCupid looking like OKStupid as backlash hits over social experiments

OkCupid admitted to playing games with and misleading users in social experiments that purportedly were designed to improve the dating site's algorithms and help in understanding human nature. The mislead users and some third-party observers were less than thrilled.

Internet July 30, 2014

OKCupid: 'We experiment on human beings'

OKCupid has come clean about performing experiments on its users. However, instead of expressing regret, it is telling people that being a lab rat is part of the reality of using the Internet.

Business Tech July 30, 2014

OkCupid: Yes, we experimented on users and we're not sorry

Online dating and matchmaking site OkCupid has admitted to administering social engineering tests on unwitting users. Although some of the tests were innocuous, the company states it is not easing back on experiments any time soon.

Business Tech July 29, 2014

OkCupid challenging Firefox users to switch browsers in light of Mozilla's CEO anti-gay past

The hot seat is getting hotter for Eich as OkCupid steps forward to protest his past decisions.

Apps/Software April 2, 2014

OkCupid shoots arrows at Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich

Online dating site OkCupid is actively attempting to hit Mozilla where it hurts by telling its members to use any browser except Firefox to access the site. This is in response to Eich's donation to a pro-Prop 8 group in 2008.

Business April 1, 2014

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