Tinder suffers outage after Facebook refreshes data policy

06 April, 2018, 04:18 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Finding love 2 seconds at a time

A Tinder and City-branded blimp was flown over Manchester to launch the sponsorship today, while the app switched its colours to sky blue in tribute to their new beau.

Tinder were interested in becoming United's sleeve sponsor last summer, as revealed in Sportsmail's Sports Agenda column, but have opted for a general agreement with City instead.

The partnership says it will create unique experiences for Tinder users and football fans "from exclusive access to games, to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, events at the stadium and unique ways to engage with fans".

It said: "Tinder requires you provide additional Facebook permissions in order to create or use a Tinder account".

After the changes, if a user tries to log into their Tinder account, they will likely see an error saying, "Facebook Permissions".

Update - 7:30pm: A statement from a Tinder spokesperson confirms the issue has been fixed and the service is back up and running.

In the process, though, Facebook's efforts seem to have inadvertently disrupted usage in popular dating app Tinder, which prominently features Facebook integration.

In an attempt to prevent another Analytica-gate, Facebook on Wednesday implemented new measures to regulate the data third-party apps can use and access. "We anticipate Tinder Loops will lead to even more matches and conversations and look forward to seeing how our users creatively adopt the feature", he added. As regular profiles gradually evolve and now include videos, Tinder is trying to give users the chance to better express their personality and get a better idea of potential matches. It throws you into an endless login loop. Basically, it would appear that Facebook has revoked Tinder's permissions, which also means that it's revoked your ability to meet and potentially fall in love with new people. "Bravo to Facebook for being considerate of their only valuable product".

We reached out to Tinder in an effort to further get to the bottom of what may turn out to be a sexless night for millions, and will update this post when and if we hear back.


  • Body of missing CDC researcher found in Atlanta river

    Body of missing CDC researcher found in Atlanta river

    Atlanta police responded by doubling down on their version of events, citing the CDC as the source of the information. Family members expressed grave concern after several days passed without anyone being able to reach Cunningham.
    Apple Reveals Gender Pay Gap Figures at UK Operations

    Apple Reveals Gender Pay Gap Figures at UK Operations

    Fellow leisure operators TUI Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines both report median gaps of around 45% and mean gaps of around 55%. Women at Sports Direct earn 6.3% less than men, but the gender pay gap is significantly worse when it comes to bonus payments.

    First person sentenced in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump probe

    Van der Zwaan was a London-based associate of a high-powered law firm called Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom in the early 2010s. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, money laundering, and tax evasion.
  • Spotify value exceeds $26bn after float

    Spotify value exceeds $26bn after float

    The unusual listing thus added to the suspense over how Spotify would fare on the market as the company has yet to turn a profit. Normally, companies spend their day doing interviews on the trading floor touting why their stock is a good investment.
    Set to Launch April 12

    Set to Launch April 12

    NHL - One free game per day (again local blackouts apply) with the NHL .TV package available for purchase . This coverage will include broadcasts of Thursday, Friday, and "some" Saturday/Sunday events.
    Intel also shows 28W low-power U-series 8th gen CPUs

    Intel also shows 28W low-power U-series 8th gen CPUs

    When Intel launched Coffee Lake last summer, it led with a relatively anemic lineup of desktop and mobile parts. Intel says that new chips are created to improve both gaming and content creation experience for the users.
  • Mild Thursday, Warmer Friday, Storms Saturday?

    Mild Thursday, Warmer Friday, Storms Saturday?

    This front has the possibility to produce a line of strong to severe storms similar to what we saw Tuesday night. We have a slight risk for areas west of a line from Fayette to Tuscaloosa to Thomaston to Citronelle.

    Apple shares tutorial videos featuring the New iPad and Apple Pencil

    Instead of putting the sensors in the bezel, the entire screen would act as a sensor to detect finger proximity and position. The phone, which, according to Bloomberg , is expected to take at least two years to arrive, will feature a curved display.
    Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale Wins National Title With Buzzer-Beater

    Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale Wins National Title With Buzzer-Beater

    That recognition lead her to tweet, "Wow, my life is complete" - to which Bryant replied, "it's complete by finishing the job". He has since been an offseason/practice squad acquisition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.
  • GCL Group And Softbank Invest $930 Mln To Form JV In India

    GCL Group And Softbank Invest $930 Mln To Form JV In India

    Paytm Mall, which competes directly with Flipkart and Amazon, now has a presence in 700 towns across India. The investment will also give SoftBank a deep presence in the Indian e-commerce sector.
    Grindr to stop sharing users' HIV status with third parties

    Grindr to stop sharing users' HIV status with third parties

    The second company, Localytics , was described by Case as a "a software program that we use to analyze our own behavior". The company stopped sharing the information with the third party when the feature was rolled out last week, Case said.
    Ex-Labour millionaire donor could fund Conservatives after anti-Semitism row

    Ex-Labour millionaire donor could fund Conservatives after anti-Semitism row

    Karen Pollack, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, tweeted that Corbyn's action "was clearly deliberate". But a leading Corbyn supporter said his attendance at the event was "not as significant as it's being made out".


Air Force Thunderbirds pilot killed; 3rd U.S. military crash in 2 days
Before joining the Air Force, Del Bagno was a civilian flight instructor, corporate pilot, skywriter and a banner tow pilot. Also Tuesday, a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet crashed in the East African nation of Djibouti during a training exercise .

California quake shakes things up in eagle family's nest
The 5.3-magnitude quake that rattled Southern California on Thursday was the strongest in the area several years, scientists said. A magnitude 5.3 natural disaster struck off the coast of Southern California at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S.

Spring snow blamed on at least 4 MI traffic deaths
Winds on Wendesday afternoon could gust over 50mph, which is enough to cause scattered power outages and tree limb damage. Certainly, wintry weather is not uncommon in New England in April, but I'm ready to be done with Old Man Winter.

Ravens Sign Robert Griffin III to a 1-Year Deal
The two sides came to a contract agreement on Tuesday and Griffin is expected to officially sign next week. I believe our players are going to love the fact that he's here. "It makes us a better football team".

John Krasinski's Kids Made Him Want To Direct New Film
The 38-year-old said the agent questioned him about his job as an actor and asked if he'd recognize him from anything. Let's just hope that a movie usher doesn't stop Krasinski from getting a front row seat, amiright?

UFC's Max Holloway Bring on 'Animal' Khabib!!! 'Can't Wait' for Super-Fight
"I don't think Conor McGregor could make the weight on six days" notice. "That's a tough weight cut for him", White said. White added: "As soon as these guys step in the ring and throw a punch, it's on for the title".

'They Will Be Back On Thursday' - Wenger On Absent Arsenal Fans
The Gunners started the second period better, as Jack Wilshere and Nacho Monreal tested Jack Butland early on. He's worked hard and only trained a couple of days, but he was out there and looked like he's not been away.

Man arrested after allegedly exposing himself to child
Anyone with further information about the suspect is asked to contact Sandy Springs Police Detective Will Johnson at 770-551-3314. The second suspect came into the room and "sucker punched" the victim while the victim was on the ground, the report said.

London Murder Rate Rises Above New York's as Stabbings Surge
The relatives of Abraham Badru issued the warning after the 26-year-old was shot dead down in Hackney, east London on March 25. Other friends told how they tried to comfort Tanisha in her last moments, staying by her side after the fatal shooting.

Experts haven't found 'precise source' of nerve agent used on spy
Putin said he was astonished at how rapidly the anti-Russian campaign has been whipped up on the backdrop of the Skripal case. OPCW experts have taken samples from Salisbury to try to verify the nerve agent used and its origin.