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 grabembythe919
Joined: 12/20/2016
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Over the past few days I have seen profiles of women in my area with the headline: Clinical/Research study-- And there were also profiles from different women who had the same in their job titles.

I was just curious if our messages and correspondences are being used by outside entities without our approval. Something similar happened like this at OK Cupid a few years ago-- In fact a new Danish case study was quashed after 70.000 users caused an uproar after they found out their their intimate details and drug usage would be part of their study.

http://fortune.com/2016/05/18/-data-research/

How worried would you be if your pics along with your private messages were being used without your knowledge? Would you care? Would you be outraged?

I'm just curious to see if people consider this a privacy issue-- Also, I mentioned the OK Cupid study that was done a few years ago and I can recall women and men posting something like this on their profiles:

"Here is a notice to any clinical research/advertising company to not use my profile in any of your studies."

It was something to that affect. But it also mentioned litigation would be used if their profiles were a part of any type of study.
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Would you care if POF was doing a case study with your pics and private messages?
Posted: 12/25/2016 6:55:35 AM
That sort of thing used to be against the rules here, and might still be. However, since there are no moderators, they will only be deleted if enough people see them and report them so that the automated deletion software kicks in.
 NYCKOSI
Joined: 4/24/2015
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Would you care if POF was doing a case study with your pics and private messages?
Posted: 12/25/2016 7:04:52 AM
Some ten years ago I belonged to a political and philosophical discussion group. It went back and forth with agreements and disagreements. One day I received a message from a retired professor with 50 different type of questions. It was a study of how people think and why they think the way they think.

I responded back by saying: If you wish to know more about me and for me to conduct in your study, I will require payment.

Sure enough he was very generous.
 SLAFFA
Joined: 8/13/2007
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Would you care if POF was doing a case study with your pics and private messages?
Posted: 7/28/2017 9:04:30 PM
Legally, we have certain protections of course.

REALISTICALLY? Our pics, profile and any Forum participation are fair game for scalawags of all kinds ALREADY so no, I would not have a problem.

Because this Forum is on an OLD site, there will always be some "very disgruntled" souls participating who will use the site to release that frustration.

People should know better than to post anything on the Web that could get them into trouble.
 feirene
Joined: 1/3/2017
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Posted: 8/1/2017 2:34:53 PM
My pics maybe, my messages? Hardly ever get any since i changed my profile to not interested in NSA, but they're welcome to all the crap messages i have gotten on here from men wanting sex or men unable to actually talk.
 Megarian
Joined: 11/3/2017
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Posted: 11/6/2017 11:14:22 PM
If legitimate users data was being used in an illegitimate way, what would the law, the supposed authorities, the powers that be do - nothing is my guess.
 2plunk
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Posted: 11/14/2017 5:11:38 PM

Would you care if POF was doing a case study with your pics and private messages?


Great question—surprised it’s still up..
Perhaps we should say ‘Do’ you care ?

I can recall a chat forum in the early start-up yrs. moderated by the ‘girl friend’ ? of the founder.
The moderator was female—and possibly a co-founder?
I never really got to the bottom of that—pardon the pun..

I don’t know if they still run a direct line –but I can tell you !
She had stats coming out of her --- you get the picture.

Stats—People were asking general questions, and I looked through the different threads.

I’m telling you !! She had stats on all the information we volunteer ---and—
She was doing the Aaron Swartz thing--
It seemed she was able to cross-reference any of the data ex.
Male height –to-- female hair color.
A specific character trait-- 5 x more likely to ….
It was endless !

And she was dead certain of her data—and she had a very versatile spreadsheet..
I would be foolish to think the data is not being stored.

And I can tell you –fact—they were Swartzing it..–sm.
 butheremails
Joined: 11/1/2017
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Would you care if POF was doing a case study with your pics and private messages?
Posted: 11/14/2017 5:30:58 PM

Would you care if POF was doing a case study with your pics and private messages?


No, as I already know they have and may still do.

I also understand that they look mostly at bulk data and trends.

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I can recall a chat forum in the early start-up yrs. moderated by the ‘girl friend’ ? of the founder.
The moderator was female—and possibly a co-founder?


Nope, but she is now his wife.




And she was dead certain of her data—and she had a very versatile spreadsheet..
I would be foolish to think the data is not being stored.


Marcus use to keep a blog where he posted some of his data.
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