The lesson of this story (of a Catholic blog using commercially resold Grindr data to out a gay priest) is *either* that anonymised data can always be de-anonymised (pretty much the intuition of lots of experts I know), or, less generally, you can't expect an org that benefits from selling other people's data to calibrate how much they should spend on anonymising.


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@mala .@josephfcox on twitter writes: "New: the inevitable weaponization of app data is here. Grindr gives location data to third parties, broker gives it to Catholic publication, outlet uses that to track and out priest as potentially gay without consent. This is not theoretical; real threat"

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