Risk Score
Medium - High

App Details

Badoo is a dating network that encourages people to meet others. The app uses location tracking and can alert others if they have ever crossed paths or if they live close by.

Why is it a risk?

Badoo has an age restriction of 17 years+ on the App Store (18 on Google Play Store), and is rated as frequent for mature or suggestive content, and infrequent/mild for sexual content and nudity. Badoo verifies users through photos, Facebook logins or calls to combat fake profiles, and users can opt to only chat to contacts with verified details. However, the app by nature (as a dating app) encourages contact between strangers and can share location and networking details to help users discover whether they have mutual friends or whether they are likely to cross paths. Badoo also contains some steep in-app charges for certain features.
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