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Facebook has released a dating app; OU received a grant from the EPA

Today is Friday, Sept. 6th, 2019 Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Facebook’s new dating app is now available to the U.S. for all users over the age of 18. 

The company’s goal is to “make matchmaking personal again” by using personal data to deliver better matches than Tinder and Bumble. Facebook Dating will also include the option to integrate Instagram posts directly to their dating profile. 

After being fined $5 billion dollars for privacy lapses, Facebook has “taken a number of steps to lock down” the dating experience. The app will not include your Facebook Friends, and will have a feature to opt out mutual friends from viewing your profile, as well. Facebook will match profiles based on mutual groups (if enabled), mutual schools and mutual interests. 

To prevent the sending of unsolicited photos, the app will be limited to text and GIFs only. No links, photos, payments or videos can be shared through messenger. Story integration will be live by the end of the year. 

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