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Security concerns about GPS-based dating apps

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For young women like Racine and Gabby, using an online service to find a date is just the way it is these days.

Statisticsbrain.com reports there are 54.2 million single people in the United States and about 41 million have tried online dating. One of the most popular apps to get together is called Tinder. It is kind of like a dating game that helps you find people close by that are looking for a hookup. A recent report in Forbes found that had a serious flaw; a technical glitch that could allow hackers to know where a user is even if you never intended to meet that person.

Tinder has closed the loophole, according to reports. But it still raises larger questions about security of similar GPS-based apps.

Fox 5 reached out to Tinder for comment but did not hear back as of Tuesday evening.

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