AXIOS - Mar 15 - Tinder, along with its parent company Match Group, is working with a non-profit called Garbo to help customers find out if their potential dating partner has a criminal record. Match Group expects to have Garbo's service integrated into Tinder later this year, but many of the details have yet to be finalized. Garbo is the brainchild of its CEO Kathryn Kosmides, herself a survivor of sexual assault. Late last year, Match partnered with the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN) to audit the company's assault prevention systems. It also hired Tracey Breeden, a law enforcement and Uber veteran, as its first head of safety and social advocacy.
Mark Brooks: Background check services have come of age, and are now more relevant than ever for safeguarding user safety. I (Courtland Brooks) work with RealMe who use a huge swathe of data sources to inform the decision making of daters and people in online social communities.