Monday, May 1, 2017

Brogrammer scraped and sold 40,000 Tinder pics of ‘hoes’ online

While you were searching for love on Tinder, one creepy programmer was harvesting your A-game pics and selling them in bulk to artificial intelligence researchers experimenting with facial recognition. Developer Stuart Colianni reportedly exploited a backdoor in the popular dating app to scrape thousands of selfies and put them up for sale on the Google-owned machine learning platform Kaggle. The dataset, titled ‘People of Tinder,’ contained over 40,000 images of men and women in six separate archives. While the scraped photo collection has since been deleted from Kaggle, the script Colianni wrote to download the images is still available on GitHub. “This is…

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