Your poor attempt at Godwinning the thread notwithstanding, you do realize that Grindr is an "at-will" application, yes? Great story, it's appalling that (as it says in the Pastebin link) Grindr communicates with the app with no authentication.

It's especially fun to use at company townhalls to find closeted guys.

The app also lets you share your precise location with the person you're chatting with just like i OS 8 i Messages.

It is worth mentioning from time-to-time, though, because people seem to not think about that sort of thing as much as they should.

And that said, it does seem foolish to use something like Grindr if you live in a place where being gay is literally prosecutable by law, though.

Some of the language is really sensationalistic, though.

This attack really only seems useful to attackers who want to round up gay people indiscriminately, such as noted, countries where the authorities are using police tactics to find gay people.Depending on how long that stays ghosted on their servers, that could be a problem.But it would only ever get locations where you've actually used the app.Glad the appmakers are taking precautions in those countries to try and minimize that risk, but the very nature of the app still makes it a risk.There's pretty much nothing stopping police from making accounts on the site and creating honeypots.Great to hear Grindr has apparently blocked location info in those countries.