Hornet

Waarschuwing: *bij dit product is privacy niet inbegrepen

Hornet

Beoordelingsdatum: 12 februari 2021

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Hornet is a dating app targeted at gay and bisexual men. Unlike its counterpart Grindr, Hornet puts a greater emphasis on privacy for its 30 million users. This seems to be due in part because it is made by members of the gay community for members of the gay community, including their Senior Health Innovation Strategist who admits to living with HIV (in response to Grindr sharing HIV status of their users). Launched in 2011, Hornet is available in many languages including English. Japanese, Spanish, French, Polish, Korean, and more. The app is free to download and use and the features free users get are more robust than many other dating apps, including free messaging for all members, the ability to browser all profiles and upload public and private photos. Seeing who has checked out your profile and searching profiles using filters are included as premium feature.

Wat kan er gebeuren als er iets misgaat?

Hornet bills itself the better privacy alternative to Grindr for gay and bisexual men looking for hookups and dates. How does it do? Well, to be honest, it's not hard to be better than Grindr when it comes to privacy and protecting users' sensitive personal information. Hornet does do a better job for sure. They don't appear to sell or share users' personal information. They haven't had any known data breaches or leaks in recent years. And in response to the news Grindr was sharing their users' HIV status with outside companies, Hornet specifically put out a statement saying they would never do that, in part because they have members of the company living with HIV who understand just how sensitive that information is. This is all great to see. What wasn't great to see was that Hornet doesn't require a strong password to login to the app -- we were able to use 123456. For a company that touts itself for its privacy and security practices, this is a pretty big flaw. We also weren't able to determine if the app encrypted all the users' messages, location data, chats, and pictures. All in all, Hornet is a much better option for gay and bisexual men than Grindr. It has some flaws we'd like to see fixed, given that it is still dangerous in many parts of the world for gay and bisexual men to live openly.

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Kan het me bespioneren? informatie

Camera

Apparaat: Niet beschikbaar

App: Ja

Microfoon

Apparaat: Niet beschikbaar

App: Ja

Volgt locatie

Apparaat: Niet beschikbaar

App: Ja

Wat is er nodig om u aan te melden?

Users sign-up with either email or third-party (Apple or Google or Facebook).

Welke gegevens verzamelt het bedrijf?

Hoe gebruikt het bedrijf deze gegevens?

Hornet does not appear to sell user data. Hornet says they do not disclose personal data to third parties. Hornet may share information about users’ age and location, as well as non-personally identifiable information, with advertising and analytics providers and with related service providers.

Hoe kunt u uw gegevens beheren?

Users can request their personal data from the app by going to Setting > Privacy > Request my Personal Data. Users can also delete their account. However, Hornet is unclear about how long they will retain personal data. EU and UK residents can request their data be deleted.

Hoe staat het bedrijf bekend als het gaat om het beschermen van gebruikersgegevens?

Gemiddeld

No known incidents in the last two years.

Kan dit product offline worden gebruikt?

Nee

Gebruikersvriendelijke privacy-informatie?

Nee

Koppelingen naar privacy-informatie

Voldoet dit product aan onze minimale beveiligingsnormen? informatie

Nee

Versleuteling

Kan niet bepalen

We were unable to determine if they use encryption to protect users' personal information, chats, photos, and more.

Sterk wachtwoord

Nee

We were able to login with the weak password 123456.

Beveiligingsupdates

Ja

Beheert kwetsbaarheden

Ja

Privacybeleid

Ja

Gebruikt het product AI? informatie

Ja

Hornet's Privacy Policy states that they use automated decisions for two purposes: 1. Content and user suggestions; 2. Moderation of images.

Is deze AI onbetrouwbaar?

Kan niet bepalen

Wat voor soort beslissingen neemt de AI over u of voor u?

Is het bedrijf transparant over hoe de AI werkt?

Nee

Heeft de gebruiker controle over de AI-functies?

Kan niet bepalen

*privacy niet inbegrepen

Dieper duiken

  • HIV Data Protection and Breach at Grindr
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