Privacy concerns raised over ‘TubeCrush’ website where people post photos of men on public transport
Privacy concerns have been raised over the website TubeCrush, on which users post photos of random men on public transport.
The website TubeCrush.net sees people submit secretly taken photographs of men they find attractive on the London Underground.
While the website has been around for six years, launching in 2011, new privacy concerns have been raised.
Other critics have also said the website promotes sexism against men.
The founder of the website, Steve Motion, has defended the site, saying that people featured on the site can contact administrators to have their photos taken down.
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“If someone wants their photo removed we will 100 per cent take it down.” He said.
He said that “it is different in our society for a woman to have her picture taken compared to a man.”
Adding that he had originally intended to include pictures of women on the site, he said he did research when launching the site and decided against it.
A Privacy International (PI) Solicitor Millie Graham Wood told the Evening Standard that: “Apps like TubeCrush may give the appearance of being innocuous and harmless. That is rarely the case where data is the new oil and we are the product.”
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