Tens of thousands of profile pictures on Tinder have been stolen, they were then made public on the web.
The dataset contained a total of 40,000 images, half were men and half were women. It’s now offline.
The photos were stolen by a programmer known as Stuart Colianni, he wrote a programme to compile the cache of photos. He intended to use them for machine learning research.
Tinder has accused Colianni of breaching its terms of service.
The firm said in a statement: “This person has violated our terms of service (Sec. 11) and we are taking appropriate action and investigating further,”