Huge surprise! Yes, claims that data is being “anonymized” are usually merely a lame excuse. Given enough data, de-anonymization will often be possible. And that’s especially the case for highly sensitive data like movement profiles.

washingtonpost.com/religion/20

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More details in the article here. Grindr gave location data to third parties which was detailed enough to be associated with a priest and to out him as gay. Yet they keep claiming that this is “infeasible from a technical standpoint.” Yeah, sure…

vice.com/en/article/pkbxp8/gri

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