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Aussies struggle to identify AI in love scams, McAfee study shows
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New research unveils that while 41% of men use AI for online dating, there's growing concern over authenticity, with 40% of Australians encountering fake profiles and 25% chatted with a potential partner who turned out to be a fraudster.
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Norton's Genie: An AI tool to combat online dating scams
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Norton unveils Genie, an AI-based scam detection app, to counter increasingly sophisticated romance scams plaguing online dating realms.
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Bumble launches AI tool Deception Detector to counter fake profiles
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Bumble Inc. unveils AI-powered Deception Detector to combat fake profiles and scams, resulting in a 45% drop in user reports of false accounts in two months.
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Online dating scams have caught 25% of Kiwi adults
Fri, 17th Feb 2023
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The report performed by Norton investigated adults ages 18 and older about online dating, associated scams, and attitudes about online stalking.
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Crypto scam targets dating app users on iPhone and Android
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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A new international cryptocurrency trading scam called CryptoRom targets iPhone and Android users through popular dating apps.
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Can artificial intelligence protect people from dating app scams?
Wed, 23rd Feb 2022
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A new survey has revealed how much of personal information app users would give to to artificial intelligence.
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Online dating users doxed as personal data exposed
Mon, 26th Jul 2021
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1 in 6 online daters have fallen victim to doxing, a new study finds. Personal data exposure on dating platforms remains a concern for users.
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Threats of stalking and doxing still loom on dating apps
Thu, 1st Jul 2021
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While dating apps have become safer, they still pose significant risk to users, leaving them vulnerable to threats including cyberstalking and doxing.
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Looking for love? Facebook gets in on the dating game
Mon, 9th Sep 2019
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Facebook Dating launches in 20 countries, reshaping romance online.
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Tinder unveils 'lite' version of its dating app
Wed, 17th Jul 2019
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Tinder set to charm SE Asia with its new 'Lite' version, aiming for wider reach in emerging markets.
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Scams rampant on dating websites and apps
Wed, 5th Jun 2019
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Romance scams cost Brits £50m in 2018, with dating sites and apps the hardest to tackle due to their small, personalised nature, says Action Fraud.
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Facebook debuts their take on the dating app
Wed, 2nd May 2018
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Zuckerberg unveils Facebook Dating at F8, aiming to foster long-term ties for single users.
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‘Freaky’ Aussies are ready for holographic dating
Fri, 24th Nov 2017
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Aussies keen on 3D dating, shaping lives with holographic tech, Sony finds.
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How your online dating profile can be traced back to your workplace
Tue, 15th Aug 2017
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Online dating apps can go beyond the world of personal matchmaking and be used at weapons for cyber attacks against corporate organisations.
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A Tinder app us peasants will never get to use
Mon, 1st May 2017
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Celebrity crushes could be so much more than a crush. All you have to do is be any two of famous, attractive, and rich.
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Lovers, be careful of dating apps this Valentine’s Day
Tue, 14th Feb 2017
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Beware of malicious dating apps targeting users around Valentine's Day, warns digital risk management firm RiskIQ.
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Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success
Mon, 13th Feb 2017
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If you’re planning to find your Mr or Mrs Right online, then it would pay to take note of the Norton Online Dating Survey first.
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Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing
Mon, 13th Feb 2017
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Valentine's Day may not be as rosy as it seems, with a rise in online dating scams, warns ESET researcher Nick Fitzgerald. Stay cautious.
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Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance?
Tue, 4th Oct 2016
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Connecting with a new love interest on Facebook can doom a relationship, according to a survey from dating site WhatsYourPrice.com.
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What we learned from our crazy Kiwi Tinder experiment
Fri, 2nd Sep 2016
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With a maximum distance of 80kms, his gender preference set for Women and an age range of 18-29, Intern G was all set to go.
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Kiwis not so shallow, according to finding love survey
Fri, 12th Feb 2016
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New Zealanders value honesty and a sense of humor over good looks and intelligence in a romantic partner, says Colmar Brunton.
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Police warning Kiwis about extortion on sex websites
Mon, 31st Aug 2015
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Waikato Police warn users of adult internet sites of potential extortion as fraudsters prey on New Zealanders, demanding cash for explicit footage.
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How to protect your privacy when you're dating online
Mon, 16th Feb 2015
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The increasing popularity of online dating services in New Zealand has caught the attention of scammers. Here's how to outwit and outlast the scammers.
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9 apps to help you survive Valentine’s Day
Fri, 13th Feb 2015
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Dodge the Valentine's Day blues with 9 savvy apps for lovebirds and singles alike – from flirty games to solo adventures.