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Amie Stepanovich @astepanovich
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A few observations about the app in this Wired Story> "To keep women safe, the creator of a sex party empire wants to track who, how and where we date"…
The main page of the app advertises, "SafeDate automatically makes sure your friends have got your back. Securely and privately. Just in case."
The app has no privacy policy. At least not one on their website. Their terms mentions a privacy policy by there is no active link.…
Also in terms> "You may not at any time modify, store, copy...extract, reutilise, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or distribute any part, content or data of this app or the SafeDate service."
It's housed under "intellectual property" but I'm pretty sure violates the GDPR unless there is something else in the hidden privacy policy"
My fav part though, "You may link to SafeDate app, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and which does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it."

We need to take these things seriously. We need developers that take privacy and security seriously. And saying you take privacy and security seriously doesn't do it.
And when you aren't taking it seriously and you're targeting at risk populations you are doing an even bigger disservice.
One more thing. The "Founder" Wired talks with is really a co-founder. Her counterpart is a man (or appears to be and uses masculine pronouns). This is not bad on its face, but it is a bit gross that the story doesn't even mention that a co-founder exists.
On the question of if a privacy policy exists even on an orphaned page, it appears not…
If you go to the app in the App Store and click on "privacy policy" you are taken back to the terms and conditions page which doesn't have anything on privacy
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