Today, you need extreme caution when sharing data online. Hacking has been making the headlines for quite some time, and the issue is still pressing. Social networks and dating sites alike are vulnerable to malicious attacks. You may have heard of the Ashley Madison scandal followed by massive blackmailing of users. Suddenly, 32 million married men looking for flings were exposed, along with their personal and financial information.
A reporter for The Guardian newspaper requested Tinder to provide her data (under the EU law.). The result was 800 pages of information, from basic details like her age, education and number Facebook friends to the profiles visited and chat history with each of her matches.