The parent company of Tinder, Match Group sent a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden to publically announce that it is finally encrypting the photos sent between users and its servers. These changes were implemented due to an attack that allows attackers to view users profile pictures and swipe actions.
Match Group said in the letter that they have implemented the changes in the app on February 4th. This change implemented after June 19th. Sen. Ron Wyden wrote a letter to the company in February to implement encryption in photos. Match Group wrote back to Wyden after implementing security features that make all swipe data of the same size.
Now users can swipe with the ease that hackers can not steal their data and photos. Photos on dating site can be sensitive.