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Privacy: Grindr API is STILL exposing the location of its users

9 days ago   |   By Beta News

Earlier in the year it was revealed that a security flaw made it possible to determine not only the location, but also the HIV status of Grindr users. Months down the line, Grindr is still exposing the precise location of its users by failing to block third-party access to a private API. Using a trilateration technique, and exploiting the fact that Grindr lets users know - with some degree of accuracy - how far away they are from others, it is very easy for just about anyone to build a tool that shows precise locations. See also: Grindr was sharing...
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