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This New Site Tells You Who Blocked You on Grindr

This New Site Tells You Who Blocked You on Grindr

This New Site Tells You Who Blocked You on Grindr

DRAMA.

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Grindr users are starting to turn to a new online tool called C*ckblocked to see all the profiles that have blocked them!

The new system, which was created by DC tech professional Trever Faden, enables users of the infamous gay hookup app to see a list of people who they have been blocked by. And honey, if this isn't a recipe for drama, we're clearly drinking the wrong tea.

"About two weeks ago I discovered that Grindr actually gives each user the profile IDs of all the users who blocked you on the app," Trever told Queerty in an interview. "They don’t display it anywhere on the actual app itself, but the data is there."

Faden went on to explain that you simply login your "Grindr creds" on the site, and bam, you're able to see a list of user profiles who you might have had run-ins with in the past.

"I’ve been surprised, some guys were completely random–why’d they block me!? (I’m looking at you Plaid Shirt-clad “D.C. Guy”!) Others were people I had spoken to in the past. I even saw a friend of mine on there! That was an odd conversation to have."

While Faden stated that he created the site to cure his curiosity, he doesn't expect it to remain available for much longer since Grindr's app patches and updates will likely block visibility of user profiles from the C*ckblocked​ site.

Finally, Faden offered this short PSA about online security:

"Luckily, someone finding out that you blocked them on Grindr isn’t a huge security vulnerability, as much as it is an awkward conversation waiting to happen. That said, when you block someone on Grindr, you do assume that information will stay somewhat private. Sometimes that is unfortunately just an assumption, as we’ve seen with data breaches in the past at companies like Ashley Madison. All of this data is safe, until it’s not, which, in my opinion, just means that if you really want to keep a secret–don’t send it through the internet."

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