Grindr, which has 3. Most dating app users know some location information is made public—it's how the apps work. Retrieved July 6, NDTV published the first article. Please, be proactive and contact these App-developers on your own and share the results.
Grindr is not deliberately revealing the locations of its users. Become a Patron! Earlier this year, a man was arrested in Lahore after murdering three men he had arranged to meet through Manjam, a similar social networking platform, in order to "send a message" about what he considered "spreading evil in society".
September 3, at PM. The gay dating app Grindr is still exposing the precise location of its more than 3. Subscribe to our new podcast on iTunes, and our premium episodes on Patreon. Even better, make it opt-in so that users consciously have to make the decision.
September 11, at PM. The exact location of gay men currently on Grindr in the end, there is a whole segment that demonstrates the slavish, religious like worship of the Dear Leader, whoever he is at the moment, the citizens are expected to display.
Retrieved April 5, But the app has often found itself the subject of security scandals. Locating users is still possible, no reaction. More than two million times. Once they did so, Faden was able to gain access to a trove of user data that is not publicly available on user profiles, including unread messages, email addresses, deleted photos, and the location data of users, some of whom have opted to not share their locations publicly.
This capability is open to any user that joins the app and requires no verification or authentication. Grindr has been criticised for not taking sufficient action to prevent the display of offensive, racist, and homophobic language by some users. I was able to locate the exact position of dozens of gay men in Iran and Brunei, two of the most repressive anti-gay regimes in the world.