Bumble's new login lets you date and dodge Facebook's data trap

Bumble's new login lets you date and dodge Facebook's data trap

Bumble's new login lets you date and dodge Facebook's data trap

Most of this isn't new information, but it's part of Facebook's initiatives to be more transparent with the governmen t and its users about how the data it collects is shared.

"The reason behind this improvement is due to the overwhelming request from prospective users who are not too fond of Facebook and, because of this, refused to give online dating a try", a Bumble representative wrote in an email to Ars Technica.

The popular dating app is changing its login system on April 17 so it's 30 million users can register or log in without needing to use their Facebook account, reports Wired. First time users shared their Facebook profile with Bumble, which imported their name, age, school or occupation and photos to build a profile.

As Americans (and their legislators) come to grips with the wealth of personal data they've volunteered to Facebook over the years, they will likely look harder at the services they've connected their credentials to. For Bumble, this seemed like a small price to pay - until recent revelations about Facebook raised questions about the safety of private information on the platform.

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Bumble's new registration lets users login with their phone number instead of a social profile. If you sign up with a phone number, you will be bypassing Facebook entirely and must upload all photos and information on your own. "As always, empowering our users to make connections is our number one priority and we wanted to continue to ensure our users felt safe while doing this". Bumble used the Facebook login as a way to speed up the registration process and verify identities.