Numlock News: January 27, 2021 • Bears…

By Walt Hickey Hey, I edited another comic! It’s about the events of January 6, and you can find it at Insider. Grindr Norway’s Data Protection Authority will fine the application Grindr 100 million Norwegian kroner ($11.7 million) following the agency’s conclusion that the app, which is for gay dating, disclosed private details about its users to advertising companies illegally. The app shared user data with five ad companies including MoPub, which can subsequently share the data with 100 partners. Last year, the Android version of Grindr was discovered to have been sharing incredibly precise location data, not to mention that tagging its users as LGBTQ without their consent to the highest bidder is not exactly cool.

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