Russian government demanded access to everybody's Tinder user data

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    "The Russian government demanded access to everybody's Tinder user data in case its spies want to take a look...

    The Russian government has requested access to all of Tinder's user data, which could let security services see private messages and photos.

    Russian internet rights watchdog Roskomsvoboda announced on Monday that Tinder had been added to the "organizers of information dissemination (ORI)" list on May 31.

    The list, started in 2014, names 175 companies required to submit data to the government, and is controlled by Roskomnadzor, Russia's state censorship office...

    According to BBC Russia, websites on the list must provide access to "correspondence, audio, video and other user materials." The data is used by bodies including the FSB, Russia's internal security agency..."

    https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-demands-access-tinder-fsb-2019-6
     
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