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    296 comments  ·  Grindr Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Scott F. commented  · 

    This would be a violation of the spirit of Grindr's anti-discrimination policy. Age is a discrimination- protected status under the fourteenth amendment - what's more is the courts are liable to enforce removing such a filter under the TOS agreement- since the TOS doesn't define "discrimination" and the term is considered a "legal" term- meaning the courts will assume that the TOS incorporates the prevailing case law on the subject matter in absence of a clear and concise definition in the TOS contract.

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    Such an ability would be out of line with Grindr's anti-discrimination policy, if not illegal in certain places. It's also a violation of Google's Terms of Services for the App store, which prohibits applications that are used primarily for adult purposes.

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    1418 comments  ·  Grindr Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Scott F. commented  · 

    This kind of filter allows people to target minority groups for criminal acts. The security issue outweighs any user preference issue.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    This kind of filter allows people to target minority groups for criminal acts. The security issue outweighs any user preference issue.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    This kind of filter allows people to target minority groups for criminal acts. The security issue outweighs any user preference issue.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    No, filtering makes it easier to target people of minority races for criminal acts. Such a security issue outweighs the issue of user preference.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    This would be incredibly racist.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    Its not discriminatory - Its rather anti-discriminatory to remove a feature that could be used for targeting individuals for violence, catfishing, etc. based upon race. The criminal law imposes a legal duty on Grindr to prevent their services from being used to perpetrate hate crimes as defined under federal law, which means after discovery that the feature was being used for illegal discriminatory purposes, it essentially had to go. Every app is probably going to be the same on this point in the near future.

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  4. Have a way to filter out bots solicitation and scams

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    2617 comments  ·  Grindr Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem with this is that it is an invasion of privacy. There are people that for one reason or another do not want to put their photographs on the internet. The use of the mobile number won't work well either because it's easily spoofed. The easier way to address spam and the like would be to correlate IP addresses between accounts and to block future signups after say 10 or so accounts exist under the IP. Another security improvement on this front would be to block access via the Tor network.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    I would disagree. Users have the right to remain anonymous online.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    You just have a ****** device you need to upgrade. thats the problem

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem is that most devices have Dynamic IP addressing. This would affect users that have done nothing wrong.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem with this is that this would be a huge privacy and identity theft issue in the event of a data breach.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    True threats are a criminal act, and thus a law enforcement problem. You should go to the police about this. That said, you might want to stop and think about your actions that may have brought this on, and modify your own behavior as well.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The thing is that the "We can do whatever we want" stipulation has a limit- and that limit is that a contract cannot allow the commission of a civil tort or a criminal act, without being null and void on its face, and in it's entirety if there is no severability clause. Thus, the best way of handling this is for someone to file a lawsuit which will make them think twice.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    I agree. However, adult photos aren't supposed to be anywhere on the app at all given that Grindr is listed as a 17+ app on the Google play store. This is explicit in Google's terms of services agreement. Grindr could be removed from the play store over this issue.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    I agree that Grindr needs to do more in terms of harm reduction / harm prevention strategy.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem and the million dollar question with this feature is how do we implement it without allowing for the transmission of illegal content. The real problem is that this feature could be used to illegally transmit child pornography.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem with this is that the use of drivers license information for purposes not recognized under the applicable state law is illegal, and chargeable as a criminal offense. This would require Grindr to carefully research and abide by each state's laws in addition to the law of the state in which Grindr is hosted. This is a good idea, but it would be difficult to implement and not run afoul of criminal law.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem with this is that it could violate the do-not-call registry laws. If a number is on the registry, it is illegal to use that number for any business purpose unless there is a financial transaction with the consumer. There is also the issue of protecting the information from illegal disclosure to third parties.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem is that identification cards are property of the government, and as such Grindr has no legal right to request or require production of such. In summary, this would violate the criminal law in many states in the United States which prohibits the misuse of government property.The use of cell phone numbers as an identifier won't help because this is easy to spoof. Also, if Grindr were to start verifying users, it could be argued that Grindr would then be subject to the18 USC 2257 records keeping requirement laws, because Grindr would then be selecting the adult content that gets published as opposed to merely acting as a conduit of information. Notably, failure to keep records under these laws if required to do so constitutes a federal sex offense.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    Ban any and all use or reference to, the term 420 (relating to illegal marijuana) and Generous, (relating to illegal prostitution). Use of such terms is nearly always in a manner to constitute a crime under the law, and as such the terms should be filtered out of the application entirely as illegitimate terms.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    No, because this would be an abuse of the block feature. Blocks should not be allowed to be used indiscriminately, because this would violate subsection 12 of section 3 of the TOS contract.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    I would disagree. Taps are the manner of bookmarking profiles and allowing profiles to communicate in the free version if not at the top of the list. This would greatly reduce the usability of the app. Its also part of how the app was designed- if you don't like taps, you're more than welcome to use a different app.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    This is simple- just deploy grindr over the Tor network using Orbot proxy.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem with this is that STD information is protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA law, which requires a medical release form be signed in ink, and requires that the information cannot be re-released without explicit authorization on a per-release basis, and only then, for bona-fide medical purposes. Plus, the servers would have to be upgraded to HIPAA compliant security standards. This idea, while great, simply isn't doable in the eyes of the law.

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    Scott F. commented  · 

    The problem is that we need to stimulate the community to step out of their comfort zone and beyond what they are "into". Such might not be in line with the anti-discrimination policy.

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    under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Grindr Feedback » Safety & Privacy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Scott F. commented  · 

    I'd agree with this to a certain point - "Harassment" is a legal term of art, thus unless defined specifically in the Terms of Service , such a term wouldn't be legally enforceable by reason of being too unspecific.

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