Snowden docs expose Match.com/OK Cupid and big dating sites as fronts for honey traps and privacy harvesting.

Snowden docs expose Match.com/OK Cupid and big dating sites as fronts for honey traps and privacy harvesting.

NBC Investigates, Glenn Greenwald, and numerous other journalists have, this week, revealved documents and research that show that big dating sites are being used to trick users into laying their most intimate information into vast global databases for culling by both spies and marketing research mills.

Some sites start small, like OK Cupid, and then are taken over by the “Big Data” cartels who pump them for personal information; provide photo comparison access so outside spy and marketing groups can photo-compare dating pictures to Facebook and Linked-in profiles to harvest all of your outside information, create “honey traps” using fake profiles to get people to go someplace or do something as a trick; find your credit card information; find your personal interests and “intents”; and a host of other insidious Big Data privacy harvesting intrigues. Some sites were created just for privacy harvesting.

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Snowden Docs: British Spies Used Sex and ‘Dirty Tricks’ – NBC

Documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and exclusively obtained by NBC News describe techniques developed by a secret British spy unit called the Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group … A “honey trap,” says the presentation, …
nbcnews.com/news/investigations/snowden-docs-britis…
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  2. I stopped using match a few weeks ago after one too many awkward dates lol. My coworker showed me cliqie.com and I’m a big fan of that over the others in terms of actually meeting people vs. just entertainment. It has a different approach that feels less sketchy cause you and your friends essentially act as “wingmen”. I like that it helps you find things to do too. Skout’s okay too, but still has it’s fair share of creepers

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