With minimal effort, anyone can find out the names and surnames of Happn users and other info from their Facebook profiles. If someone wants to know your whereabouts, six of the nine apps will lend a hand.
Only Ok Cupid, Bumble, and Badoo keep user location data under lock and key.
There are two primary reasons for this: Firstly, the coastal areas draw tourists that the government protects for tourism revenue.
While Barranquilla is a business city and not a tourist destination (except during the Carnival), it is between two cities that are tourist destinations and receives extra protection as a result.
However, not every developer promised to patch all of the flaws. The researchers discovered that four of the nine apps they investigated allowed potential criminals to figure out who's hiding behind a nickname based on data provided by users themselves.
For example, Tinder, Happn, and Bumble let anyone see a user's specified place of work or study.
S., but what you must keep in perspective is that if you take a very, very small number and multiply it 5 or 6 times you still have a very small number.
Ask yourself, whether you´d be concerned with visiting Washington D. Probably not, because even though it is often the “murder capital of America,” you would feel safe because you would only visit and stay where it is safe. You will only be staying at the best and safest neighborhoods. This will be a scenic trip of the women of Colombia visiting you in secure surroundings.
Secondly, Northern Colombia has a five-month dry spell when the jungle becomes semi-barren.
However, there is no reason not to use such services as long as you understand the issues and, where possible, minimize the risks.