‘Egyptian police using gay dating apps to hunt members of LGBT community’ – homosexuals around the world remain silent
Online dating platforms, such as Grindr, are jeopardizing the safety of the conservative Muslim country’s homosexual population, according to local lifestyle media.
Egyptian government authorities have reportedly been using gay dating apps to locate and detain members of the LGBT community, according to online lifestyle and entertainment magazine CairoScene.
The outlet cited a source close to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community as claiming that the online dating platforms, such as Grindr, are jeopardizing the safety of the conservative Muslim country’s homosexual population.
“There have been a number of arrests in the last few months linked to these applications,” CairoScene quoted the unnamed source as saying.
The source stated that the government authorities use the technology to pinpoint the location of users by triangulation.
“It is possible to tell a user’s position within a few hundred meters,” the source added, saying the personal photographs uploaded by users to their dating profiles makes them easily identifiable to police.
“It baffles me how easily people are willing
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