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40,000 Tinder Pics Scraped Into Big Data Service

Amid a storm of criticism, a set of facial images built by scraping the Tinder dating service has been pulled from Kaggle. Developer Stuart Colianni had built the 40,000-strong set of “hoes” (the charming variable name* in his source code – more below in case that repo also dies) on the premise that facial datasets are generally too small to be useful. The Kaggle page where he published the dataset now returns a 404. The Register has asked Kaggle, whose terms and conditions forbids crawlers, to confirm the reason for the deletion.

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