OkCupid App Bug Exposed Email Addresses and Birth Dates
Early adopters of technology are often willing to accept buggier interfaces and higher prices in exchange for a first peek. But are they also willing to risk their privacy?
Case in point: On Tuesday morning, OkCupid.com launched a mobile app called Crazy Blind Date that promises to take much of the decision-making and profile-scouring out of online dating. You name a time and venue, they find you a blind date. But there was one problem: The software behind Crazy Blind Date made users’ email addresses and full birth dates accessible to anyone with the right technical skills, the Wall Street Journal found.