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Badoo is a well-known online platform primarily used for dating, chatting, and making friends. It was established in November 2006 by Andrey Andreev and quickly gained popularity, becoming one of the most downloaded dating apps across 21 countries by 2016. Badoo offers a freemium service, with key features such as People Nearby, Search, Encounters, and Video Chat. It also provides enhanced security[1] measures like a selfie request button and photo verification. However, it has faced criticism for issues like privacy[2] and the way it matches users. Despite these challenges, Badoo has a global reach with over 108 million members and has been widely covered by international media.

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1. security. Security, as a term, originates from the Latin 'securus,' meaning free from worry. It is a concept that refers to the state of being protected from potential harm or threats. This protection can apply to a wide range of referents, including individuals, groups, institutions, or even ecosystems. Security is closely linked with the environment of the referent and can be influenced by different factors that can make it either beneficial or hostile. Various methods can be employed to ensure security, including protective and warning systems, diplomacy, and policy implementation. The effectiveness of these security measures can vary, and perceptions of security can differ widely. Important security concepts include access control, assurance, authorization, cipher, and countermeasures. The United Nations also plays a significant role in global security, focusing on areas like soil health and food security.
2. privacy. Privacy is a fundamental concept that has evolved throughout history and continues to shape our societal discourse. Historically, it stemmed from philosophical debates, with figures like Aristotle and John Locke laying the groundwork. Privacy also entwines with legal and ethical issues, as seen in landmark Supreme Court cases and revelations like those from Edward Snowden. Technological advancements have both challenged and enhanced privacy, introducing new threats and protective measures. Globally, privacy standards vary, with different countries and international organizations setting their guidelines. In today's digital age, privacy faces new challenges and considerations, such as social media use, selfie culture, and location-based services. This concept encompasses an individual's right to keep their personal information secret and free from unsanctioned intrusion.
Badoo (Wikipedia)

Badoo is a dating-focused social network founded by Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev in 2006. It is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus and London, United Kingdom, with offices in Malta, Russia and the United States. It operates in 190 countries and is available in 47 languages, making it the world's most widely used dating network. The app is available on iOS, Android, and the web. Badoo operates on a freemium model, whereby the core services can be used without payment.

Type of site
Available in47 languages
United Kingdom
Country of originRussia
OwnerBumble Inc.
(formerly MagicLab)
Created byAndrey Andreev
ParentBadoo Trading Limited
LaunchedNovember 2006; 17 years ago (2006-11)
Current statusActive
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