Grindr under fire for sharing millions of users' HIV status, phone ID and GPS coordinates with two other companies



Grindr, the world's largest gay dating app, is under fire for allegedly sharing users' HIV status with third-party apps.
The company launched a feature last spring allowing its 3.6 million users to share their status, and last test date, saying it was a bid to destigmatize the disease.
Now, a year later, a report shared with Buzzfeed News reveals those details are being shared with two app-optimization services, Apptimize and Localytics, along with identifiable information such as phone ID, email and GPS coordinates.
It means millions of peoples' highly-sensitive information is far more... read more

 
3 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 34
Source: Daily Mail
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