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Online Dating Sites Contain Risks, Even Afterward

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February 14, 2012

Posting personal data to online dating sites has its risks, even once a user is no longer active on the site, PCWorld reports. Holes in security practices mean that users' privacy and potentially financial security are at risk, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Dating profiles "remain online for months or years after a member has let a subscription lapse," the EFF says. A recent EFF survey found some sites' HTTPS implementations--which protects a user's browsing history--worked only partially or not at all.
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