House subcommittee questions security of dating apps

The dating app you’re using to meet the person of your dreams may be sharing your personal data with people you wouldn’t take home to meet your parents.

In late January, Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the consumer policy subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee, launched an investigation into the privacy and security of online dating apps. The investigation focused on how the apps share users’ information with third parties and how they screen for underage users and sexual predators.

Krishnamoorthi sent letters asking about privacy and user-screening practices to four companies operating dating apps. They include The Meet Group, which
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