Grindr’s Chinese Parent Company Strong-Armed Into Selling Dating Service Over US National Security Concerns

Beijing Kunlun Tech, the parent company of dating app Grindr, is planning to sell the service after a national security committee in the US found its acquisition of the dating app last year posed a national security risk, Reuters reported Monday. Read More >>

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Tinder, Grindr, and Other Dating Services Failed to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation

Dating apps including Tinder and Grindr have failed to prevent child sexual exploitation on their platforms, in part due to weak age verification measures, according to a new report by the Sunday Times. Read More >>

Grindr May Add a Way for Users to Notify Past Hookups of STI Risk

Popular hookup app Grindr is reportedly considering a new feature that would alert users if may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. Read More >>

Grindr Shares Users’ HIV Statuses With Third Parties, Researchers Find

Popular gay dating app Grindr has been sharing users’ HIV statuses with third parties without informing users, BuzzFeed reported Monday. Read More >>

Grindr’s API Surrendered Location Data to a Third-Party Website—Even After Users Opted Out

A website that allowed Grindr’s gay-dating app users to see who blocked them on the service says that by using the company’s API it was able to view unread messages, email addresses, deleted photos, and—perhaps most troubling—location data, according to a report published Wednesday. Read More >>

Trainee Catholic Priests May Have Internet Access Limited After Unholy Grindr Scandal

The bosses of the Catholic Church in Ireland have spoken on the really quite dark yet also perhaps mildly amusing claim that its priests are banging each other via gay dating app Grindr, saying that such allegations are anonymously made and might just all be an attempt to undermine its practises. Read More >>

Man Learns the Hard Way That Selling Meth on a Dating App Is a Bad Idea 

Here’s a PSA for anyone who was thinking about selling meth on a dating app: Don’t do it! Read More >>

Dating Apps Lead to “Sextortion” and Abuse of Users, Say Police Stats

High profile dating apps are getting some of their users in trouble, say stats released by police forces, with blackmail and more violent sexual crimes possibly awaiting those who while away boring stopovers by browsing the casual classifieds. Read More >>