Reports Say U.S. Sees A National Security Threat In Chinese Company Owning Grindr
Lately I’ve witnessed the same scene play out over and over: A man and woman plan to meet for the first time at bar. Whether you’re looking for men, women, gays or lesbians, Zoosk allows a unique dating experience for its users. With over two million users worldwide, the app provides a friendly environment for all gay, bi, and transgenders to fully live and experience all aspects of their lives. To make things worse, it is also possible to locate Grindr users in countries where gay men are prosecuted and repressed. The full site presents potential matches that users can click on to learn more, while the mobile app offers a recall to Tinder, allowing users swipe left or right on entire profiles.
However, a follow-up study demonstrated that the cybersecurity researchers could still find Grindr users’ locations. According to a press release from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who reached the settlement with parent company Online Buddies, the nude photos of 1,900 members of the LGBT+ community were leaked. In April 2012, Grindr announced that ‘s readers named Grindr the Best Dating App for the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, with 74 percent of readers choosing Grindr over Are You Interested, SKOUT, Tagged, Tingle and Zoosk.
Even if the Grindr users had kept their identity anonymous in the application, Moore and Wardle were able to discover the users’ identities by using the data that the app collected. On top of all that, Taimi has something that no other gay dating app has: a chance to talk face-to-face with your match. CFIUS, the group that evaluates national security concerns of foreign investment in the U.S., intervening on the Grindr deal highlights its focus on the safety of personal data. GDPR, a set of laws that are meant to give users more control of their data, requires that children obtain verifiable consent from a parent or guardian to use internet services or visit websites that process personal information.
As former model, I look a lot younger than my age so I notice guys interested in my looks not me & I need love not someone into just looks. The members in these online dating communities may come from different gay scenes but they all have one thing in common. Another privacy risk of using Grindr is the company shares confidential data, including sensitive health information. I can’t be the only Grindr user to have seen other users on the grid in military uniforms. And unlike Tinder, OkCupid gives so much more room for people to write profiles, answer questions, and explain their possibly questionable worldview.
In a novel legal attack, the lawyers argued that, for the purposes of their lawsuit, Grindr does not qualify for Section 230 cited Grindr’s claims that it was technologically unable to block the offending user from abusing its application — despite, claimed the plaintiff, the availability of such technology — as evidence of negligence on the part of the software’s designers, and argued that the application posed an unreasonable danger to the public. The free app, previously known as Project Amicus, is available on iPhone and iPad, displaying photos and basic details of people nearby, based on your GPS location.
This sweaty, sticky nirvana in which they have found each other here-and-now, without words or heys or into?s, is in stark opposition to the here-and-maybe-later dilated immediacy of what Grindr offers” to its looking” users. I could also see that he went to the gay sauna at 1 a.m. and then slept at a stranger’s house at 3 a.m. By making it so easy to track individuals with precision, Grindr makes its users extremely vulnerable to harassment and stalking. One thing to pay attention to is if they ask s lot if personal questions you aren’t comfortable speaking about.
What we do know is that questions about the safety of Grindr users’ data in the hands of a Chinese company bubbled up in August 2018. Beauty, sex, love, friendship, and a very rich history all contribute to gay life. But Grindr changed the game by using the iPhone’s satellite location data to let people discover other men nearby. Put your profile online (for members only to see) and then get to know others with our Group Email List Serve, our Forums where you can place a personal ad, and in our Chat Rooms. It lets you connect with Facebook and Instagram to simplify the creation of your dating profile in Tinder.