Like many other apps, Grindr shared personal data like location data or the fact that someone uses Grindr to potentially hundreds of third parties for advertisment. Background of the case. Grindr was directly and indirectly sending highly personal data to potentially hundreds of advertising partners. Every time a user opens Grindr, information like the current location, or the fact that a person uses Grindr is broadcasted to advertisers. This information is also used to create comprehensive profiles about users, which can be used for targeted advertising and other purposes.
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Researchers in the UK have demonstrated that Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay men, continues to reveal its users' location data, putting them at risk from stalking, robbery and gay-bashing. Cyber-security firm Pen Test Partners was able to precisely locate users of four popular dating apps—Grindr, Romeo, Recon and the polyamorous site 3fun—and says a potential 10 million users are at risk of exposure. Most dating app users know some location information is made public—it's how the apps work. If you then move down the road and the same man shows up as m away, and you move again and he is m away, you can then draw all of these circles on the map at the same time and where they intersect will reveal exactly where the man is. Pen Test was able to produce results without even going outside—using a dummy account and a tool to provide fake locations and do all the calculations automatically.
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By Raven Saunt For Mailonline. A jilted boyfriend bombarded his ex-partner with more than messages on gay dating app Grindr in which he threatened to kill a year-old girl, a court has heard. But Downs quickly turned nasty when his affection was not reciprocated, Reading Crown Court was told. The year-old, who admitted putting a person in fear of violence and sending a letter or communication with threatening words, was today handed a month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months. He was also given a year restraining order and told to complete 30 rehabilitation requirement days as well as hours of unpaid work.