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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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How to choose a secure Internet password

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A cyber-security guru tackles the question of Internet passwords: hacking them, and how to choose safe ones.
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A great way to protect your privacy online: a VPN

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I use a VPN called Private Internet Access to protect my privacy and passwords. You should too.
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Rep. Holt to introduce bill to repeal Patriot Act & 2008 FISA Act

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Holt: “Our nation is grappling with a false choice being presented to us by the media & intelligence officials.”
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Privacy & the public interest over Meningitis in the age of AIDS

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In the wake of a deadly meningitis scare among gay men in NYC, how to balance privacy vs. the public interest.
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We deserve to know which companies track & sell our location and sexual orientation

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Under proposed California “Right to Know” law, companies would have to divulge that info and more.
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Murdoch’s empire accused of 600 more phone hackings

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The Republican Party’s favorite mouthpiece is in trouble again for 600 new allegations of phone-hacking.
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