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The Sueddeutsche Zeitung report does not indicate whether this particular method was the one allegedly utilized by Egyptian authorities. 28, Grindr reacted to the criticism saying that users could easily defend themselves against such surveillance by turning off their distance setting. 5, however, the company published another statement showing much more concern than previously and announced it had changed the settings for users logging in from Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Liberia, Sudan and Zimbabwe.
These are all countries in which homosexuals can face prosecution and Grindr users could potentially be at risk.
“It is necessary to comply with this fatwa.”Previous fatwas on the issue of Internet chats have not gone so far as to declare an all-out ban on inter-gender chatting.
On the religious authority’s website, users can write in about their personal use of Islam and request a conclusive answer, which serves as a fatwa.
(Just in time for the hacking scandal that hit female celebrities in America this past weekend.)“Chats between a boy and a girl who are strange to each other is prohibited because this opens the door to the devil and leads to illicit relations that are harmful to society,” a senior cleric at the country’s Sunni Islam institute told Gulf News in response to the edict.
"Any user who connects to Grindr in these countries will have their distance hidden automatically by default...
There are many more countries already being protected by this location change, and we will continue to add more to this list," the statement read. "On September 9, we were no longer receiving relative distances for users in Cairo, however, we did get notified that there were users nearby," Synack said in an e-mail to The Post, referring to Grindr's most recent security updates.
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