OkCupid App Bug Exposed Email Addresses And Birth Dates

OKCupid's new blind date app came out today, to some fanfare and probably a little more mockery. But it's hit a snag: Apparently, it was coughing up users' emails and birth dates for anyone who bothered to dig for them.

The information was leaked when you "tweaked" the web traffic info from the app, and also displayed first names, gender, and the profile photo of your match. OKCupid says it has no evidence of anyone exploiting the bug, and that it was a simple typo-correction from being fixed. The API has since been corrected, and the email addresses and DOBs are no longer accessible, but that's probably not the best way to win over anyone apprehensive about the blind dating service to begin with. [WSJ]

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