Facebook wants to help people find love on its platform. Your dating profile will only show your first name, and will only be visible to other people on the dating service, so your Facebook friends won't see your dating activity.
The United Kingdom's government gave Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg an ultimatum: Either testify voluntarily before Parliament about the Cambridge Analytica data breach and the company's privacy practices, or it will serve him an official summons the next time he's in the country.
Facebook separately announced Tuesday that its popular Messenger app would soon be able to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages.
Dating apps already use Facebook data to function, so this would essentially eliminate the middleman.
Schroepfer told the DCMS committee that Facebook will introduce "radical transparency" in order to reassure the public over political advertising on the social network, with political adverts required to be labelled and authorised, with funding information published so users can see which group has paid for them. "I took Wyclef Jean to Jupiter and went home with Hodor".
The 33-year-old CEO also said the dating offer was built from the ground-up with privacy and safety in mind, as he underscored the firm's commitment to boosting privacy protections. The company has been under fire recently for possibly not doing this with some of its features over the years.
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They discussed bilateral relations as well as the latest developments in the Middle East and the efforts made regarding them. Pompeo succeeded Rex Tillerson, a former chairman of Exxon Mobil who was leading US efforts to end Qatar's isolation.
Of course, Tinder itself uses Facebook data to act as a digital matchmaker, as do many other dating apps. And it will pose a test for them because they have largely come to rely on asking their users to login with Facebook credentials.
Shares for Match Group Inc, which owns Tinder, OKCupid and Match.com, fell more than 17% in Tuesday trading. But some of these dating apps have started to pull away from Facebook.
The announcement comes on the heels of Bumble's high-profile departure from Facebook, as the dating service removed its previous Facebook profile requirement after some users cited issues with the direction Facebook has been heading lately. Instead, he made it clear that he has no intention of allowing past problems to hold back Facebook's outsized ambitions.
Despite that inconvenience, Zuckerberg posited that the upcoming introduction of the new privacy control is in line with the demands of privacy advocates and consumers alike.
Although analysts said Facebook's initial foray would not likely be a threat to established dating sites - some of which are highly specialized to cater to specific groups - its heft and deep pockets makes it a concern over the long term to the smaller companies.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a message for comment on Cubeyou on Monday.