Security issues in gay dating app Grindr exposed users’ locations

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Two security issues have been discovered in Grindr, the gay dating app, which could reveal the location of users even if they opted to keep this information private. There are concerns that the privacy compromise could lead to harassment of Grindr users. Trevor Faden created a site called C*ckBlocked (that’s the actually name, we’re not being prudish and getting out our censorship pens) which was designed to give Grindr users the chance to see who had blocked them. By exploiting a security loophole similar to the one exposed in the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, Faden’s site was able to access…

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