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Thursday, March 31 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Making Online Dating Secure for the LGBTQI Community

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GrindrMap caused a stir back in 2014 when it revealed that Grindr can be easily used to geolocate gay men around the world. That was back in late 2014 and little has been discussed about the security of such appssince. This year some efforts are being made to continue the work, including through ARTICLE19 and The ISC Project. Building off conversations from the International Freedom Festival this year inValencia, we would like to bring the conversation to RightsCon. The goal is to continue identifying the risks and solutions that matter most for the LGBTQI community when using dating apps in environments where their very existence is hostile if not also illegal. Visualising this in a chart which indicates both user and technical features would be an initial goal (see an example from the GrindrMap site here: https://grindrmap.neocities.org/overview.html).

Please join Afsaneh Rigot (ARTICLE19) and Kody Leonard (The ISC Project) at this session to see what work is being done and how you can get involved!


Afsaneh Rigot

Article 19 is a London-based human rights organization with a specific mandate and focus on the defense and promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide founded in 1987. Afsaneh, as part of the Iran Programme at ARTICLE 19, works on Iran human rights issues, predominately freedom of expression, access to information and right to privacy.

Thursday March 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
The Nest

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