I just emailed the research for this article to my friends advocating online dating.
It will be interesting to see what their next step will be.
Reitman suggests using either Tin Eye or Google Image Search to see what information is provided with the photos you intend to upload to the site. Regardless of the anonymized claim, when multiple databases are melded together, it is to isolate individuals. Arvind Narayanan a privacy expert at the University of Texas convinced me of this when I was working on "Electronic databases: What's new with privacy concerns." Online dating sites do not use HTTPS. EFF mentioned some of the sites use HTTPS for logging in, then shut it off.
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Look specifically for: I personally don't read privacy policies, they're cryptic by design.
If I have a question — no matter how slight — I call and get clarification.