In fact, the outline fell directly on the part of my apartment where I sat on the couch talking to him.
But after a slightly longer hunting process, Hoang was still able to identify my location.
In a statement to WIRED responding to the research, a Grindr spokesperson wrote only that Grindr takes our users safety extremely seriously, as well as their privacy, and that we are working to develop increased security features for the app.
Letourneau added that We encourage our members to take all necessary precautions with the information they choose to display on their profiles and properly vet people before meeting in public.
The Kyoto researchers paper has only limited suggestions about how to solve the location problem.
For the global LGBT community, they write, it s no hyperbole to state, as Apple s openly gay CEO Tim Cook did last year, that privacy is a matter of life and death.