Love in the Time of Algorithms

Here’s a Cool Way to See Which of Your Friends Uses ‘Bang With Friends’

Do you really want to know?
Stupid.

Stupid meme.

It’s really just not a good day for those of us with sexual urges. However, it’s a great day for doxxing. First there was the life-altering news about photos on Snapchat never being fully dissolved, and now all of your friends can see that you are using Bang With Friends and also are a pervert.

The Daily Dot writes about the hypocrisy of the hack since the app labels itself as “completely private.” First log into Facebook, then click on this link, and that’s it. Nobody from our results was too unexpected since it was just a mish-mosh of our experimental writer friends (for journalism) and horny bros, but it’s still amusing.

Here’s how to protect yourself from being inadvertently doxxed:

 The default status for app visibility is public, just like your name, profile picture, cover photo, gender, networks, username, and user ID. “Apps also have access to your friends list and any information you choose to make public.” Go adjust your privacy settings here.

Servicey in so many ways.

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