Your poor attempt at Godwinning the thread notwithstanding, you do realize that Grindr is an "at-will" application, yes? Great story, it's appalling that (as it says in the Pastebin link) Grindr communicates with the app with no authentication.
It makes this kind of triangulation attack easy to pull off.
However, I think most people who would have a problem if their use of Grindr could be traced to their real identity have the good sense to hide their identity using it, such as not using a real photo, or giving up too much information, or letting people see it over your shoulder.
Also, as of i OS 8 and i Phone, the privacy- location services setting was only to give the location "while using the app".
It's especially fun to use at company townhalls to find closeted guys.
The app also lets you share your precise location with the person you're chatting with just like i OS 8 i Messages.
I don't see how the improvement suggestions are anything but a poor band-aid.
It's one thing to be unashamed of your identity, it's another thing to somehow accept the idea that the government and megacorporations have some kind of right to store all of your personal information in a secret database, use it to build profiles of you, and sell it to various third parties without your knowledge.lolwut? It's not like they're taking a census of gays against their will or surreptitiously.
To the previous commenters saying this isn't new or that other apps do exactly the same thing: Please provide names of other apps and be specific about precisely what information is leaked and who it gets leaked to. I use it and let me tell you it's a high-tech brothel.
Not sure how much people care about the privacy though as the app will tell you how many feet guys are from you.
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