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Latest Grindr Security Breach Exposes Users Location, HIV Status and Sexual Position

Grindr’s security issues are once again in the spotlight as a third party app pinpointed users’ exact location.

Despite constant reassurances from the app about the difficulties of exploiting their location technology, the latest security breach revealed how malicious parties can locate users.

Discovered by blog Queer Europe, they used a third-party app called ‘F*ckr’. It hacks into the company’s private API and uses a technique called trilateration, giving the precise location of its users.

iOS 12 AR May Not Accurately Measure Your Penis

iOS 12 is out and it brings a slew of new features with it, including the ability to measure objects in Augmented Reality.

Unsurprisingly, people on the internet jumped on the dick jokes immediately. But be warned — if you're going to use the Measure app to get a read on your meat, it may not be that accurate.

While everyone seems to be having a great time measuring everything from coffee cups to cats today — we're not 100 per cent sure how accurate they are.

Grindr To Start Moderating Profiles That Say "No Fats, Fems, Asians or Blacks"

You'll now have to be racist in private!  Dating app Grindr today launched its new ‘Kindr’ initiative. The project arrives in response to complaints from some users after experiencing racist, body-shaming or stigmatizing language.

Grindr announced Kindr a few weeks ago, but provided scant details as to what the project would entail.

Man Creates App To Reveal Who Blocked You Grindr

A tech professional created an online tool that allows Grindr users to see who has blocked them.

Trever Faden told Queerty on Saturday that he created the online site C*ckblocked mainly for his own entertainment after spotting loopholes in the app’s coding.

‘About two weeks ago I discovered that Grindr actually gives each user the profile IDs of all the users who blocked you on the app. They don’t display it anywhere on the actual app itself, but the data is there.’

Washington DC-based Faden says discovering who had blocked had been surprising.

For $80 An Hour App Will Send Someone To Cuddle With You

There are a lot of things I would spend $80 dollars on.  I just don't know if this is one of them.  Does it come with dinner and a movie?Cuddlist.com has released a video to raise awareness around theloneliness that’s felt by so many people and yet never discussed. A lack of non-sexual touch can create a feeling of loneliness for anyone, but this especially affects the queer community.