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apparently Grindr sold their own user's usage data, and third parties are picking this up and mining out goodies.

So, in effect, Grindr has outed a load of it's own users for a few quid, which is going to result in gay people losing their livelihood, if not getting killed.

They gave it "but we anonymized it" line, which everyone knows is horseshit, it's trivial to de-anonymize users.

Vile cunts.
 

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apparently Grindr sold their own user's usage data, and third parties are picking this up and mining out goodies.

So, in effect, Grindr has outed a load of it's own users for a few quid, which is going to result in gay people losing their livelihood, if not getting killed.

They gave it "but we anonymized it" line, which everyone knows is horseshit, it's trivial to de-anonymize users.

Vile cunts.
surely they've exposed themselves to massive legal action then. Well in territories governed by GDPR anyway.
 

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surely they've exposed themselves to massive legal action then. Well in territories governed by GDPR anyway.
Who knows.

Probably they wriggle out of it with their terms of service, along with their bullshit "bUt wE aNonYMizEd it lol".

All they have to do anyway is pit the cost of any potential fine against the money they made on flogging user data. Cost of doing business.
 

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huh.

I mean... good. Although I don't see any articles on them actually paying the fine, only "they're getting told they'll have to pay the fine" stern talking.




Just reading that article now:
> In a statement to the New York Times, a spokesperson for Grindr said it had obtained “valid legal consent from all” of its users in Europe on multiple occasions and was confident its “approach to user privacy is first in class” among social apps.

Sounds a bit like:
> Probably they wriggle out of it with their terms of service, along with their bullshit "bUt wE aNonYMizEd it lol".
 

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