It underscores the impact that data people give away voluntarily can have, said Dimitri Sirota, chief executive officer of data protection company BigID. Twitter: dhpierson. Get this delivered to your inbox, and more info about our products and services.
Times News Platforms. The dating service, which allows primarily gay men to match with singles in their area, has been providing user data including HIV status to at least two other companies, according to a report from BuzzFeed News published Monday.
Sign Up Log In. Critics say such disclosures are not clear enough — especially when HIV status has historically been used as grounds for discrimination. Ina hacker in Australia posed as other users on Grindr after identifying a security flaw.
Apptimize and Localytics — services that help Grindr test features on its platform — are under contract to safeguard user privacy and security, the company said. Grocery-carrying robots are coming.
We want to hear from you. Apptimize and Localytics — services that help Grindr test features on its platform — are under contract to safeguard user privacy and security, the company said. Grindr helped pioneer a fast and location-specific approach to dating that lets users quickly vet prospective partners who are nearby.
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Apptimize and Localytics did not respond to requests for comment. Real Estate. Grindr defended sharing users' HIV status with two other companies, saying the gay dating app is a public forum and the companies in question are "highly-regarded software vendors" that are subject to strict terms when it comes to privacy, confidentiality and data security.
Grindr was founded in and has been increasingly branding itself as the go-to app for healthy hookups and gay cultural content. By Kari Paul. Competing apps, meanwhile, are beefing up their own security, or underscoring existing privacy policies.