Selling out cheaters for seems like a smart—if somewhat slimy—way to make a buck.
After months of work and thousands of dollars put into the back end, Swipe Buster quietly launched last week. “I think the positive outcome [is that] a company is going to be protective of its users.
But rather than make money from a horde of $5 fees, he told me that his goal is instead to create awareness that this data can be mined in a short amount of time and to have Tinder respond by making it private as quickly as possible. ,’ and hopefully a lot of people are going to be more careful, and Tinder is going to say we have to XYZ to protect our A. We’re expecting it to be quite impactful, and a lot more people will realize what kind of data they have online.” A Tinder spokeswoman said in a statement that “searchable information on the Web site is public information that Tinder users have on their profiles.
If you want to see who’s on Tinder we recommend saving your money and downloading the app for free.” That, of course, would not provide the instant gratification and easy answers that many people would shell out $5 for faster than they could swipe right. Swipe Buster joins a cluster of anonymous groups that have emerged during the last several years to shed light on gaping privacy holes.
The spokeswoman did not indicate whether Tinder would close its A. The people behind the app are no Anonymous, or Wiki Leaks, or Edward Snowden.
In fact, on its most basic level, Swipe Buster most closely harkens back to the Ashley Madison scandal that rocked the online-dating world last summer. I., and if Tinder decides to close it, Swipe Buster will no longer exist, which is his ultimate goal.