Zoosk facebook dating application
"And it is basically saying to users out there — you don't want to have to remember 100 different passwords or 100 different log-ins, so we're going to let you log in with your Facebook credentials." Facebook says it is taking steps to address privacy issues, but for now, in most circumstances, by logging in with Facebook, for example, you automatically agree to share your private information with other websites.
The signup page on allows you to sign up using Facebook or Google, without needing to enter any details.
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This is made possible by OAuth open authorization protocol, which allows users to share social media data with third parties.
(Zoosk.com) It's an issue that's on the radar of the Office of Canada's Privacy Commissioner.
Sherkin says it was difficult to remove her profile from the Zoosk website.
To be honest with you, they have caused my husband and I a lot of embarrassment." Go Public is an investigative news segment on CBC-TV, radio and the web.
Last January, Sherkin says she got a pop-up ad on Facebook from "' A Zoosk member wants to meet you,' [it read]. "So I opened it and found out — unbeknownst to me — Zoosk had created a dating profile for me." Sherkin says she was horrified to see the dating profile, which used her Facebook photo, her name and her postal code. There are many similar complaints online from women who say they have no idea how a dating profile was created for them on Zoosk.
Having been married since 1988, I wasn't interested in a dating site, so I closed it." She says that within minutes, she started getting messages in her Facebook inbox from men. I was absolutely mortified." And Mari isn't the only one.
Like a lot of people, Sherkin was surprised to hear how easy — and perfectly legal — it is for users to give their personal information away.
Polsky says Canada's outdated technology laws are just part of the problem.