New report uncovers more bad news for Grindr… and its users

New report uncovers more bad news for Grindr… and its users

Grindr users beware: Your personal information is likely being shared with other companies much more than you think. The gay dating app, which remains under the ownership of Chinese mobile gaming company Kulun and has been previously criticized over privacy concerns, was the source of another user data investigation. The New York Times reports Grindr “transmitted user-tracking…

Dating Giants ‘Out Of Control’ In New Privacy Scandal: Norway

Dating Giants ‘Out Of Control’ In New Privacy Scandal: Norway

Norway accused numerous dating behemoths of illegally selling sensitive user data, prompting a new online privacy scandal. A Wednesday research paper titled “Out of Control” presents a comprehensive case against Grindr, Happn, OKCupid, and Tinder’s apparent lack of care for a prominent piece of EU legislation.These companies have been ignoring the General Data Protection Regulation…

2019 was the year of clowning for love

2019 was the year of clowning for love

To celebrate reaching the end of this year, we asked our reporters to look back on 2019 and pick one thing they thought stood out from the rest of the cultural chaos and cursed images. You can find the complete selection of our choices here. 2019 was undoubtedly my year of clownery.  This year I…

Tinder, Grindr and other dating apps allegedly share personal information illegally

Tinder, Grindr and other dating apps allegedly share personal information illegally

The Associated PressJan 15, 2020 13:01:32 ISTDating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday. Tinder app. The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy infringements” in its analysis of how shadowy…