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Facebook will launch dating service 'soon'  Facebook launching dating service 'soon'
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It's not clear whether the dating service's private messages will be encrypted  It's not clear whether the dating service's private messages will be encrypted 
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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg a<span style="font-weight: 400;">nnounced the social network would be launching its own dating service "<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-f8conference/facebook-to-play-cupid-in-online-dating-debut-idUSKBN1I23YV">soon,</a>" without giving a date, at F8, Facebook’s annual developers conference in San Jose, California.</span> Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg a<span style="font-weight: 400;">nnounced the social network would be launching its own dating service "<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-f8conference/facebook-to-play-cupid-in-online-dating-debut-idUSKBN1I23YV">soon,</a>" without giving a date, at F8, Facebook’s annual developers conference in San Jose, California.</span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Zuckerberg said: “We’ve designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning” (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/01/facebook-dating-app-mark-zuckerberg-f8-conference"><em>The Guardian</em></a>). He said "friends" won't see a person's dating profile, and that an individual will only be suggested to people who are not their Facebook friends. Zuckerberg also <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-f8conference/facebook-to-play-cupid-in-online-dating-debut-idUSKBN1I23YV">announced</a> that Facebook was building a “clear history” tool to allow users to delete their browsing history. However, it's not clear whether the dating service's private messages will be encrypted (<em><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/facebook-dating-service-heres-everything-we-know-about-the-tinder-rival_uk_5ae9789be4b00f70f0ed6030">Huffington Post</a></em>). </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Zuckerberg said: “We’ve designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning” (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/01/facebook-dating-app-mark-zuckerberg-f8-conference"><em>The Guardian</em></a>). He said "friends" won't see a person's dating profile, and that an individual will only be suggested to people who are not their Facebook friends. Zuckerberg also <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-f8conference/facebook-to-play-cupid-in-online-dating-debut-idUSKBN1I23YV">announced</a> that Facebook was building a “clear history” tool to allow users to delete their browsing history. However, it's not clear whether the dating service's private messages will be encrypted (<em><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/facebook-dating-service-heres-everything-we-know-about-the-tinder-rival_uk_5ae9789be4b00f70f0ed6030">Huffington Post</a></em>). </span>
He noted that 200 million of Facebook's 2.2 billion users have classified themselves as single. He noted that 200 million of Facebook's 2.2 billion users have classified themselves as single.
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<span style="font-weight: 400;">Facebook privacy concerns have increased since the <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/22/internet/political-data-firm-cambridge-analytica-suspended-by-facebook-after-expose/56110/">Cambridge Analytica scandal</a> broke, with <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-privacy/facebook-says-data-leak-hits-87-million-users-widening-privacy-scandal-idUSKCN1HB2CM">Facebook admitting</a> in April that up to 87 million users' profiles might have been shared with the data mining firm.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Facebook privacy concerns have increased since the <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/22/internet/political-data-firm-cambridge-analytica-suspended-by-facebook-after-expose/56110/">Cambridge Analytica scandal</a> broke, with <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-privacy/facebook-says-data-leak-hits-87-million-users-widening-privacy-scandal-idUSKCN1HB2CM">Facebook admitting</a> in April that up to 87 million users' profiles might have been shared with the data mining firm.</span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Zuckerberg said the dating service would focus on "real long-term relationships, not just hook-ups"(<a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/1/17307782/facebook-tinder-dating-app-f8-match-okcupid"><em>The Verge</em></a>) and that users will only be able to send text messages privately — no pictures or videos (<em><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/facebook-dating-service-heres-everything-we-know-about-the-tinder-rival_uk_5ae9789be4b00f70f0ed6030">Huffington Post</a></em>).  </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Zuckerberg said the dating service would focus on "real long-term relationships, not just hook-ups"(<a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/1/17307782/facebook-tinder-dating-app-f8-match-okcupid"><em>The Verge</em></a>) and that users will only be able to send text messages privately — no pictures or videos (<em><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/facebook-dating-service-heres-everything-we-know-about-the-tinder-rival_uk_5ae9789be4b00f70f0ed6030">Huffington Post</a></em>).  </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Shares in the dating business Match Group, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">which owns dating services Tinder and OkCupid, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43965204">fell by</a> more than 22 percent after the announcement.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Shares in the dating business Match Group, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">which owns dating services Tinder and OkCupid, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43965204">fell by</a> more than 22 percent after the announcement.</span>
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