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Dating sites tracking your online history

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Dating sites tracking your online history

Dating sites tracking your online history

If you're using dating apps to find love, you could get stuck with the wrong cookies this Valentines Day.

TONIGHT THERE ARE NO SUSPECTSSTILL OUT THERE.

WE’LL BE SURETO UPDATE YOU AS WE LEARN MORE.NEW AT TEN..

NEW AT TEN..

IFYOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE THROUGHA DATING APP ON THIS VALENTINE’SNIGHT..JUST KNOW THAT SOMEONE’SLOOKING AT YOU AND YOUR ONLINEHABITS .BUT THERE ARE WAYS AROUND IT.FOUR IN YOUR CORNER’S RACHELLOYD SHARES HOW TO PROTECTYOURSELF IN YOUR QUEST FOR LOVE.RACHEL?23-2846-51LLINTRO: MOST DATING SITES SAYTHINGS LIKE "WE BELIEVE INLOVE." BUT IF YOU DON’T WANT TOGET STUCK WITH THE WRONG COOKIESTHIS VALENTINES DAYHERE ARE AFEW WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELFWHEN YOU’RE SURFING SITES LIKETINDER AND MATCH DOT COM.ALLISON MOISE SPENT THIS DAY OFLOVE HANGING OUT WITH FRIENDSDOWNTOWN FORT MYERSSHE SAYSSHE’S TRIED DATING SITESHERSELFI met a few people, but not toomuch luck (laughs)BUT SHE SAID SHE STOPPED AFTERSTRIKING OUT AND LEARNING APPSLIKE TINDER, OK CUPID AND PLENTYOF FISH USE DIGITAL "COOKIES" ORTRACKERS TO STORE YOURINFORMATION AND SEND YOUADVERTISEMENTS.It definitely kind of turns meaway from that aspect of datingworld.CINDY MCFARLANE WHO’S MARRIEDBUT HAS FRIENDS USING DATINGSITES SAYS THOSE COOKIES VIOLATEUSER PRIVACY.I’m still concerned with itgetting to some place that itshouldn’t go.IN A STATEMENT MATCH GROUPWHICHOWNS TINDER, MATCH DOT COM, OKCUPID AND PLENTY OF FISH.SAIDTHE COMPANY USES COOKIES TOSECURE AND IMPROVE THEIRSERVICESTAILOR ADS TO USERINTERESTSBUT THEY DO NOT SEELUSER DATA.

FS "Match Groupcompanies use cookies toprovide, secure and improvetheir services, measure siteperformance and usage and tailorads to users’ interests.

We donot sell user data."WHEN I ASKED MOISE IF SHE WASSURPRISED THAT DATING SITES WEREUSING COOKIES, SHE SAIDNot at all, that’s how they maketheir business.I think it’s a good thing forthe companies that are using thedata, but I think it’s a badthing, because our privacy isbeing exposed.NATS..EVAN LUTZ WITH CIGENTCYBERSECURITY SAYS YOU DON’THAVE TO BE EXPOSED.I recommend using incognitomode, which will delete anycookies acquired from yourbrowsing session.THE WEB BROWSER GOOGLE CHROMEOFFERS THE INCOGNITO OPTIONANDSAFARI ALLOWS YOU TO OPEN APRIVATE SESSION.

LUTZ ALSO SAYSDUCK DUCK GO IS A SUREFIRE WAYTO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATIONITEVEN SAYS PRIVACY SIMPLIFIED ONTHEIR HOME PAGE.They don’t track any of yourinformation, and you can verifythat in your own web browser.THAT’S JUST IF YOU’RE ACCESSINGTHE DATING SITES ONLINETHOSEBROWSERS WON’T PROTECT YOU IFYOU’RE USING THE ACTUAL APPITSELF.LLTAG: AND DATING SITES AREN’TTHE ONLY ONES THAT TRACK YOURHISTORY.

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