Your HIV Results Might Be The Top Shared Online

for those foxholers who are on “grindr”,
call your lawyers because you might have a case.
thank God i never participated in the “grindr” fuckery.
i was turned off enough on “jack’d”.
so grindr out here allegedly sharing your personal information.
this is what a foxholer sent me via the daily mail

Grindr, the world’s largest gay dating app, is under fire for allegedly sharing users’ HIV status with third-party apps.

The company launched a feature last spring allowing its 3.6 million users to share their status, and last test date, saying it was a bid to destigmatize the disease.

Now, a year later, a report shared with Buzzfeed News reveals those details are being shared with two app-optimization services, Apptimize and Localytics, along with identifiable information such as phone ID, email and GPS coordinates.

It means millions of peoples’ highly-sensitive information is far more vulnerable, and at risk of being hacked from any one of the three firms. 

While Grindr insists it is standard practice for an app, the news has sent shockwaves through the community, with thousands calling for the app to immediately cut ties with the other firms.

‘The limited information shared with these platforms is done under strict contractual terms that provide for the highest level of confidentiality, data security, and user privacy,’ Grindr’s chief technology officer Scott Chen said to BuzzFeed News.

The sharing relationship was first spotted by Norwegian nonprofit watchdog SINTEF. 

The lead researcher Antoine Pultier told Buzzfeed News users could be easily identified using the information shared: ‘The HIV status is linked to all the other information. That’s the main issue. I think this is the incompetence of some developers that just send everything, including HIV status.’

Grindr is not selling the personal data, rather sharing it with app-optimization companies to improve the app, learning more about their users and community. 

However, it has sparked questions about the firm’s dedication to supporting and nurturing an under-served community. 

The report comes amid the scandal over Facebook selling personal data to Cambridge Analytica.

damn!
folks going through all this just to get their dicks sucked?
no thank you.
this is teaching me there is really no privacy on these apps,
but there is some irony tho.
everyone want to show us what they ate,
the work outs they do at the gym,
what hotel they about to do sex work in,
what scam they just committed,
and how long their poop is in the toilet,
but are outraged that a company is oversharing their info.
hmm.

article: the daily mail

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

4 thoughts on “Your HIV Results Might Be The Top Shared Online

  1. Personally, I don’t see the issue. This is a day and time where we kind of need to know people’s status. So many people have it. It may reduce the stigma. I could see if they leaked people’s real names, addresses, phone numbers, and fox, wolf, hybrid statues! 😂🤣😂🤣☠

  2. Yeah. Jamari, I’m with the idea that someone’s status shouldn’t be private in the first. I’m trying to figure out why your sexual status should be hidden in the first place? Dudes already be playing “Guess Who” with torso pics or other stupid images.

    If someone isn’t going to hookup with you because of your status, so be it. You’re going to have to tell them anyway before having sex. The question is though: Will you do it? I have ran into several dudes who actively lie about their status. I ran into a guy once who tried to coax me into raw sex…he identified as HIV-Negative. You know I found out he wasn’t right? Not saying I’d do it raw but still… Dudes need to be front up…better yet..Fawk the apps.. in 2018.

    I’ve come to realize that if a brutha ain’t upfront and straight up with you the first time, leave him be.

  3. I can understand the issue with privacy. I understand the importance of disclosing but, I’ve seen far too many times one person disclose another persons’ status in an attempt to “protect” someone else. I’ve had people whisper that shouldn’t be talking to someone simply because they are positive. Now keep in mind I’m not talking about sex. I’m talking about people trying to cut off a potential friendship. Also, there are other factors like job opportunities that could be called into question.

  4. I do not use these sites, but I am all for statuses being made public. Why would you want to it to be a secret tho? We live in a time where many love hooking up and having raw sex.

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