)Is it just a desire to inject concrete details into dry communications security discussion to say "down to the very park bench where they happen to be having lunch or bar where they're drinking and monitored almost continuously"? And "almost continuously" isn't possible with its current location settings, unless someone's checking Grindr almost continuously, in which case my sympathy is....
Regardless, great story about definite security lapses. I do have several dull blades that need to become unbent and sharpened, and the 6 YO seemed to understand what I was saying about the hedge clipper.
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.
Any app, that tells you how far any particular user is, can be used for the same purpose. Heck, it does not even have to be measurable distance - just relative distance between people. By slowing them down, they mean disallowing queries which have no physical reality for the users, such as a single client claiming that with within a span of three seconds it's moved between three points defining a triangle at the bounds of San Francisco so that it can compute the location of every user in the query.
If someone is determined, they will find out where you are. Grindr (and similar apps) can be used for non-hook-ups dating too. [quote="심돌산"]The app is strangely named.--snip--No, it isn't."Grinder" in the app's meaning would be "grinding one's pudenda against somebody else's puds."Security wise analogize the internet as a bunch of bars (places one can get drinks and more). By slowing them down, they mean disallowing queries which have no physical reality for the users, such as a single client claiming that with within a span of three seconds it's moved between three points defining a triangle at the bounds of San Francisco so that it can compute the location of every user in the query.
There's always been the chance you could use it and it could say "ten feet away" and someone could look up and there's only two guys looking at their phones.
(That privacy settings screen is a great place to see apps that abuse location services--I found one airline app that had background access and was using my location, even though I haven't opened it in weeks, meaning some kind of tracking is going on.