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This is what a massive online privacy violation looks like

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2nd gay smartphone app “Jack’d” reveals exact location of gay men worldwide, including 282 in Iran.
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Gay smartphone app Grindr permanently disables “distance” option

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In response to the disclosure of the location of 600,000 users, Grindr has turned off its “distance” function.
The exact location of gay men currently on Grindr in Tehran, Iran, a country in which gay men are put to death.

I just found gay Grindr users in Iran, Brunei after Grindr “fixes” location problem

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Only hours after gay smartphone app “Grindr” attempted to fix a glitch in its system that has already outed the exactly location of over 600,000 gay men in countries like ...
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“Grindr” gay smartphone app turns off “distance” option in face of privacy concerns

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A glitch revealed the exact location of 630,157 Grindr users in 131 countries, including 134 in North Korea.
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Grindr smartphone app outs exact location of gays across Iran

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Meet the nearly 200 gay Grindr users in Iran who were indentified to within 100 feet of the actual location.
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Grindr security glitch exposes gay users in Uganda, Russian Kremlin

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Popular gay smartphone app Grindr reveals the precise location of its gay users to anyone with a Net connection.
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Popular gay dating app Grindr faces creepy security breach allegations

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Anyone can find a Grindr user’s near-exact location using a simple Web site. Grindr says it’s not a bug.
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