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SAN FRANCISCO — Dating service OKCupid says it has banned a white supremacist for life.
And it's asking its members to report other OKCupid members who belong to hate groups.
Another OKCupid user read her post, clicked on the link, and found himself inside someone else's inbox.
"I am far too much of a gentleman to read a lady's mail, but I did navigate around a little more, in order to confirm what I suspected: I was no longer logged on as myself, I was logged on as her," he wrote in a blog post titled "A Security Hole on OKCupid." "What if somebody went down one of these rabbit holes, who was not a gentleman (nor a lady) at all? " The token in the instant login link worked multiple times.
It does expire eventually, but it is not clear how long that takes (I tested a link that was over a year old; it failed to work).
Dave Evans has been an expert on online dating almost as long as it's been around; he writes the Online Dating Insider blog and is a rabid online dater himself. "That certainly is a security issue of the highest order," he says.
"Login instantly" is not new, but it's an unusual choice for a social network, and a potentially alarming feature for a service that many users consider deeply personal.
You can listen on Apple or Spotify or here: We’re joined this week by special guest Brian Welk, who talks about his own journey with online dating.5: "In a photo of you and a friend, I assume you are the ugly one." From social media platforms Twitter and Facebook to web hosting services Google and Go Daddy, to music service Spotify and security firm Cloudflare, tech companies are severing ties with hate groups and removing material that they say spreads hate and violates their terms of service.The crackdown resulting from Charlottesville reflects a dramatic reversal for technology companies that for years have taken a more hands-off approach to freewheeling debate on their services.A friend who recently started using OKCupid just forwarded me an email she got from the site, containing a funny message from a prospective suitor: "You seem nice. " I clicked on the message, curious to see if the sender was a sexy foreigner for whom English was a second language. Just because I had clicked on an email sent to her, OKCupid thought I was her.Suddenly, I was in my friend's account, staring at all her read and unread messages. OKCupid frequently emails its users new matches, prompts them to update their accounts, and sends them other links to the site.