Tinder says it has now fixed the problem described below: "A technical issue prevented some users from accessing our service earlier today. We found a resolution and quickly resumed service. We ask our users to ensure that they have updated the app and are running the most recent version," a spokesperson said in a statement. The company declined to answer followup questions about exactly what aspect of Facebook's new policies caused the glitch.
Today, Facebook made a series of changes to the kinds of data third-party apps can collect from the social network. The adjustments are designed to limit the information apps can gather from users following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which Facebook now says may have affected up to 87 million users, up from the "approximately" 270,000initially reported to have downloaded the app by the social media giant in March.