The question is how do you build up a sufficient database of single individuals to make the site viable?
Glancing through a few of the images from one of the downloadable files they certainly look like the sort of quasi-intimate photos people use for profiles on Tinder (or indeed, for other online social apps) — with a mix of selfies, friend group shots and random stuff like photos of cute animals or memes.
It’s by no means a flawless data set if it’s just faces you’re looking for.
Update: A Tinder spokesperson has now provided the following statement: We take the security and privacy of our users seriously and have tools and systems in place to uphold the integrity of our platform.
It’s important to note that Tinder is free and used in more than 190 countries, and the images that we serve are profile images, which are available to anyone swiping on the app.
11) and we are taking appropriate action and investigating further.