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…

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…

Grindr Shares Location, Sexual Orientation Data, Study Shows

Grindr Shares Location, Sexual Orientation Data, Study Shows

(Bloomberg) — Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.Grindr is sharing detailed personal data with thousands of advertising partners, allowing them to receive information about users’ location, age, gender and sexual orientation, a Norwegian consumer group said.The service — described as the world’s largest social…

A Woodsy Wedding in the Pacific Northwest

A Woodsy Wedding in the Pacific Northwest

When we ask newlyweds to think back on what they wanted most for their big day — and we’ve interviewed hundreds of them over the years — the most common response is “For it not to feel like a wedding!” But in a monsoon of flower crowns and macaron towers, how do you see beyond…