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Twitter suspends Grindr from ad network after alleged privacy violations
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Leroy N. Soetoro
2020-01-16 20:35:42 UTC
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But but the primary clientele are the ones who started doxing in the first
place. What short memories we have.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-bans-grindr-from-ad-network-
following-personal-data-report/

Twitter has kicked Grindr off of its ad network after a report claimed the
dating app was sharing users' personal data with marketers and
advertisers.

Grindr, which bills itself as "the world's largest social networking app
for gay, bi, trans and queer people," uses Twitter subsidiary MoPub to
share user data, according to the report from the Norwegian Consumer
Council.

"We are currently investigating this issue to understand the sufficiency
of Grindr's consent mechanism. In the meantime, we have disabled Grindr's
MoPub account," Twitter said in a statement to CBS News. Grindr could not
be reached for comment.

Widely used dating apps Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder are sharing users'
personal information — including their locations, sexual preferences, drug
use, political views and more — with advertisers and marketers in an
alleged violation of European privacy laws, according to the Norwegian
Consumer Council.

The data these apps collected is used to help marketers customize ads, but
can also be used more nefariously — to discriminate, manipulate and
exploit, the report claims.

"These practices are out of control, rife with privacy violations and
breaches of European law, and highly problematic from an ethical
perspective," according to the group.

The council commissioned security firm Mnemonic to analyze data traffic
from 10 popular apps, none of which allowed users to "make an informed
choice" about how their data would be used upon downloading the apps.

The apps assign users serial numbers — personal identifiers that feed data
into internal profiles that include detailed information about individuals
"personalities, predispositions and secret desires," the report found.

Match Group, which owns OkCupid and Tinder, said in a statement to CBS
News that both apps "use third party providers to assist with technical
operations and providing our overall services, similar to all other apps
and online platforms."

OkCupid communicates with its users through software company Braze and
says it complies with applicable laws.

The Norwegian council on Tuesday said it filed complaints against Grindr
and five ad tech companies for violating European data protection
regulations.

In 2018, Grindr said it shared its users' HIV status with two companies
before ending the practice.
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Miloch
2020-01-16 21:51:52 UTC
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Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
But but the primary clientele are the ones who started doxing in the first
place. What short memories we have.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-bans-grindr-from-ad-network-
following-personal-data-report/
Twitter has kicked Grindr off of its ad network after a report claimed the
dating app was sharing users' personal data with marketers and
advertisers.
Grindr, which bills itself as "the world's largest social networking app
for gay, bi, trans and queer people," uses Twitter subsidiary MoPub to
share user data, according to the report from the Norwegian Consumer
Council.
...leaving President Trump to ask..."Sheesh...where does a guy have to go to get
a date these days?"



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