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.
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.
article: the daily mail