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Shraddha Walkar murder: What digital safety do dating apps offer and how can you stay safe online?
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Shraddha Walkar murder: What digital safety do dating apps offer and how can you stay safe online?

After dating app Bumble has been embroiled in the Shraddha Walkar murder case, many are worried about the security these sites offer. From photo verification to awareness about online harassment, a look at safety options provided by these matchmaking sites

How dating app Bumble is entangled in the Shraddha Walkar murder case
India

How dating app Bumble is entangled in the Shraddha Walkar murder case

Sources in the Delhi Police have reportedly said Aftab Amin Poonawala brought another woman to his rented flat in Delhi whom he met on Bumble while Shraddha Walkar’s body parts were in the fridge. The police are now considering writing to the dating app to get details of Aftab's profile

Aftab invited women he met on Bumble after murdering Shraddha; Delhi Police to seek details from dating app
India

Aftab invited women he met on Bumble after murdering Shraddha; Delhi Police to seek details from dating app

Police is looking at possibility if any of the women, whom Aftab Poonawala met through Bumble, could be a reason behind Shraddha Walkar's killing

Bumble, Bloom team up to create global complimentary trauma support to sexual assault survivors
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Bumble, Bloom team up to create global complimentary trauma support to sexual assault survivors

Bumble's community will receive up to six therapy sessions and one-to-one chat support with the Bloom team, alongside Bloom’s library of resources.

Bumble rolls out new Night In, Video Notes, 360-degree video background features to make online dating more realistic
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Bumble rolls out new Night In, Video Notes, 360-degree video background features to make online dating more realistic

The new Night In feature is a virtual space on the dating app where two people can play interactive games over one-on-one video chats (Think: Houseparty).

Bumble will now ban users who body shame anyone on the dating app
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Bumble will now ban users who body shame anyone on the dating app

Bumble is going to use automated safeguards to detect comments and images that go against its guidelines and terms and conditions.

Bumble dating trends of 2020: Mountains and beaches, pre-dates, new dawn daters and more
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Bumble dating trends of 2020: Mountains and beaches, pre-dates, new dawn daters and more

Bumble reported that it saw a spike of 38 percent in video and voice calls, also called 'pre-dates' after March 2020.

Bumble security flaw left users' location data, profile pictures exposed for over six months
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Bumble security flaw left users' location data, profile pictures exposed for over six months

Bumble was informed about the flaw in March, however, as of 11 November, only a few issues were found to be mitigated.

Sharon Stone's profile restored after dating app Bumble 'mistakenly' blocks actress
Entertainment

Sharon Stone's profile restored after dating app Bumble 'mistakenly' blocks actress

According to Bumble, Sharon Stone's profile was blocked because there was no photo verification.

Tinder-owner Match faces fierce competition, shares down by 15 percent
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Tinder-owner Match faces fierce competition, shares down by 15 percent

To fend off competition, Match has boosted its marketing spend on Tinder in emerging markets.

The Guysexual’s Brutally Honest Review Of Bumble
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The Guysexual’s Brutally Honest Review Of Bumble

Bumble may have started in 2014 as a safe space for women to date, but when have gay men ever let a good thing go to waste? This dating app also has a bonus feature — the option to video-call, which lets you make sure you're not being catfished.

Women's Day 2019: From period trackers to safety guides, five smartphone apps every woman should have
India

Women's Day 2019: From period trackers to safety guides, five smartphone apps every woman should have

This International Women's Day, we decode a list of popular smartphone apps which will make your day-to-day lives easier

Survey found almost 72% people hope to find their Valentine's Day date on an app
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Survey found almost 72% people hope to find their Valentine's Day date on an app

Meanwhile 65 percent surveyed people said they did not want to celebrate the day.

Priyanka Chopra's mother defends actress' post-marriage look: 'Sindoor not synonymous to bondage'
Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra's mother defends actress' post-marriage look: 'Sindoor not synonymous to bondage'

Priyanka Chopra's mother responded to a Twitter user criticising the actress for sporting sindhoor and chooda after her wedding.

Facebook Dating is live in Canada and Thailand, includes a new 'Second Look' feature
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Facebook Dating is live in Canada and Thailand, includes a new 'Second Look' feature

For the tests in Canada and Thailand, Facebook has new functionalities. Among them is a feature called the "Second Look"

Facebook spotted to be testing a gender inclusive category on its dating app
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Facebook spotted to be testing a gender inclusive category on its dating app

Facebook Dating is said to be available within the company's mobile app, but not on the desktop as of now.

Bumble announces a fund aimed at helping female entrepreneurs raise capital
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Bumble announces a fund aimed at helping female entrepreneurs raise capital

Bumble Fund will focus on businesses led by women of color and those from underrepresented groups.

Facebook Dating comes a step closer to reality, feature's internal testing begins
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Facebook Dating comes a step closer to reality, feature's internal testing begins

Facebook first announced its new Dating feature at the annual F8 conference earlier this year.

Tinder's parent company Match Group acquires 51% stake in rival dating app Hinge
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Tinder's parent company Match Group acquires 51% stake in rival dating app Hinge

Hinge had proudly positioned itself as a more welcoming version of the casual dating scene on Tinder.

Tinder's parent company files lawsuit against dating app Bumble alleging two patent infringements
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Tinder's parent company files lawsuit against dating app Bumble alleging two patent infringements

In 2017, Match Group had made an offer of $450 million to Bumble. But it had declined the offer, as its valuation was over $1 billion.