GAY STAR NEWS - Feb 6 - A postgraduate student has published evidence showing gay dating apps Grindr and Jack'd have a major data flaw that could allow hackers to steal users' personal data. Jason Chao says he can prove the apps are not encrypting data sent to third party advertisers. This allows anyone to intercept the data transfer, and steal it. 'I am not the first one to discover Grindr and Jack'd being leaky. Researchers at a Japanese university were the first ones to point out the issue of both apps sending unencrypted data to third-party advertisers. However, they only saw evidence of device models and carrier names being susceptible to hackers. But in my study, I also found personal data is accessible too.'