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Grindr, the dating app, has shared the location of users for years

Grindr, the dating app, has shared the location of users for years

GrindrThe popular dating app on the LGBTIQ communitysupposedly it leaked the data of millions of users so that third parties could buy it. According to the Wall Street Journal, the user’s location was available starting in 2017 and even today some records are still available for other companies to access.

The buying and selling of raw data collected for commercial purposes by the applications installed on the smart phones of users is a common practice in the world of marketing and advertising.

In this case, the phone numbers and names of Grindr users will not be disclosed, but sensitive information such as their location, which helps establish links between users depending on the locations visited and the frequency of these visits.

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This information is used to establish the identity of people, workplaces, private homes, all using their stereotypes, habits and routines, which are recorded daily by the dating app, according to two unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation at WSJ.