Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Starting tomorrow, you can sign up for Bumble without a Facebook account

Starting tomorrow, you can sign up for Bumble without a Facebook account Starting tomorrow, you can sign up for Bumble without a Facebook account
Emmett Howard | 16 April, 2018, 23:47

There are hundreds of third-party apps from Candy Crush and Airbnb to Spotify, Uber, and Bumble that prompt users to sign in using their Facebook password.

Dating app Bumble has changed its login system to help its 30 million-plus users avoid Facebook. Should new users want to join Bumble or if existing users want to de-link their Facebook accounts, they will simply have to confirm a phone number. First time users shared their Facebook profile with Bumble, which imported their name, age, school or occupation and photos to build a profile.

In a 2013 research conducted by computational Psychologist and big data scientist, Michal Kosinski and others found out that a Facebook like gives a number of sensitive information about you. Bumble also used the information on Facebook - including friends, photos and "likes" - to match its users with potential partners.

This particular aspect of the controversial data harvesting only affected those Facebook users who actually installed the This Is Your Digital Life app.

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Bumble's new registration lets users login with their phone number instead of a social profile.

Bumble's VP of global marketing and communications Louise Troen said "many" of its over 30 million users have looked for a different sign-up/log-in method.

Bumble will no longer require its new customers to have a Facebook account to log into its women-first dating app. Bumble is the latest company to distance itself from Facebook following the social network's recent data-sharing scandal. Bumble used the Facebook login as a way to speed up the registration process and verify identities.

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