In Oct 2013 Include Security reported a vulnerability which allows a user’s mobile phone location to be tracked via the popular location aware dating application Tinder. Developers with the popular dating application Tinder Patches Exploit That Exposed User Locations. The vulnerability that up until last year allowed users to track other users, thanks to a hole in the Tinder API and some old fashioned trigonometry.
Research firm Include Security explains Tinder tracks the distance between nearby users, down to highly precise fractions of a mile. This value is rounded to the nearest whole mile on the public side of the app.