Bumble is a dating app that shows you a list of people in your area and allows you to choose whether you would like to talk with them. If two people swipe right on each other, you are matched and can message through the app. However, if it is a heterosexual match, the girl has to message first. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Bumble can share your personal information with third parties in order to target you with personalized ads. Otherwise, Bumble ensures your data will be protected. Be aware of this risk when using this app.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Bumble may share your information with third parties with your consent, or with service providers, business or advertising partners, or if required by law. Bumble may also share de-identified data with third parties, but never sells personal data.
- Free to use.
- Fun interface.
- Video chat included.
- Less extensive profile options than other dating apps.
- Swiping is addictive.
Bumble may share your personal personal information with third parties with your consent. However, using dating apps in general remains a privacy issue. Sharing your personal information online may lead to suspicious users to continue to look into you more. Make sure to not immediately open up about your personal life.