UK to question Tinder, Grindr over age checks in dating apps

Tinder and Grindr are about to face close scrutiny over their age policies. The UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, plans to ask the dating app giants about their age verification and safety systems after a Sunday Times report revealed dozens of incidents of sexual assault and exploitation against […]

Indecent disclosure: Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to web

Enlarge / The Jack’d dating app allowed men to upload “private” photos–but stored them open to public viewing, the same as the rest. Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service powers countless numbers of web and mobile applications. Unfortunately, many of the developers who build those applications do not adequately secure their S3 data stores, leaving […]

This Slow Dating App Takes a Swipe at the Competition

When Jean Meyer returned to Paris after traveling abroad for several years, he was surprised to find so many of his friends still single. The fact that his smart, attractive female friends in their 30s didn’t have partners was particularly confusing. “My first reaction was, why wouldn’t they try a dating app?” Meyer says. He […]

Recommended Reading: Mark Burnett, Dating Apps, and the Year in ‘Feminist’ Films

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, an up-close look at the man who made Trump TV-friendly, a deep dive into the world of dating apps, a personality profile of this […]

Egypt ‘one of a kind’ tomb discovered dating back to Pyramid of Giza era

The tomb was found in a buried ridge in Saqqara, which was the capital of Egypt for more than 2,000 years. It dates back to approximately 2,500 BC, shortly after the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Buried inside was a high priest named Wahtye who served King Neferirkare. The rare discovery is due […]

Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it’s all thanks to Tinder, analyst says (MTCH)

Business Insider/Bumble Match Group is rallying Friday after a Wall Street analyst launched coverage with a bullish price target of $ 66 — 28% above where shares settled Thursday. Nomura Instinet says the online-dating sector could be worth $ 12 billion by 2020.  Nomura says it’s worried about Facebook’s foray into dating either, and says […]

Egypt: 800 tombs discovered dating back to Great Pyramid of Giza era

The tombs were located in Southern Egypt in near the village of Lisht, south of Al Ayyat. An expedition led by the University of Alabama Birmingham and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities found the 802 tombs thought to date back almost 4,000 years. They are thought to be around the Middle Kingdom period between 2030 […]