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Researchers: Popular gay dating apps are still leaking users’ location data

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A handful of the most popular gay dating apps are exposing the precise location of their users. In a demonstration for BBC, security researchers were able to generate a map of app users across London, revealing the precise location of each using a method called trilateration. Apps like Grindr and Romeo are meant to expose some location data. The hookup apps operate by allowing men to find potential partners within a certain radius of their location. But the location data is meant to be an approximation, a radius in which the other user is located — much like listings on Airbnb....

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