Grindr and Romeo among gay dating apps leaking location data

Hoang advises that people who truly want to protect their privacy take pains to hide their location on their own, going so far as to run Grindr and similar apps only from an Android device or a jailbroken iPhone with GPS spoofing software.

The study exposes how the gay dating apps have a major privacy weakness. Bauer and Wohlfeiler, the most immediate and likely iteration of this functionality will be through a section in the apps that links out to existing anonymous notification services.

There are concerns that the privacy compromise could lead to harassment of Grindr users. But there are going to be some people missed if no contact information is shared. Its website incorrectly claims it is "technically impossible" to stop attackers trilaterating users' positions. In fact, the outline fell directly on the part of my apartment where I sat on the couch talking to him.

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Grindr and Romeo among gay dating apps leaking location data

The researchers have apparently shared their findings with Grindr, Recon and Romeo, but said only Recon has made the necessary changes to fix the issue. Photo: Grindr. Treat yourself Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.

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Grindr and Romeo among gay dating apps leaking location data
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