Tag Archive | Dating Apps

Pakistan: Tinder and Grindr among dating apps blocked

Pakistan: Tinder and Grindr among dating apps blocked

(Reuters) – Pakistan said on Tuesday it has blocked Tinder, Grindr, and three other dating apps, for not adhering to local laws, its latest move to curb online platforms deemed to be disseminating ‘immoral content’. Pakistan, the second largest Muslim-majority country in the world after Indonesia, is an Islamic nation where extra-marital relationships and homosexuality […]

Gay Moroccans face blackmail after being outed online

Gay Moroccans face blackmail after being outed online

Moroccan men on gay dating apps have seen their pictures leaked online in recent weeks, rights groups said, in an ‘outing’ campaign targeting LGBT+ Arabs, that has raised concern about vulnerable users of apps like Grindr.

LGBT+ people date ‘online’ during coronavirus

LGBT+ people date ‘online’ during coronavirus

With LGBT+ communities warned off casual relationships during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest dating site figures show people are sending more messages online to meet new people. British HIV/AIDS charity, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) issued a statement on Friday, saying the country’s current lockdown and advice to keep two metres from anyone “has to include […]

Gay dating apps warn over coronavirus

Gay dating apps warn over coronavirus

Leading LGBT+ dating websites are warning users to take precautions to avoid contracting coronavirus, but are expecting an uptick in traffic, as millions of people move online to talk rather than meet face-to-face in bars and clubs. Many, including Hornet, which has more than 25 million regular users, have recently added advisory notes on how to […]

Dating Apps share intimate data, says consumer group

Dating Apps share intimate data, says consumer group

Popular dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid share personal data about users, including their location and sexuality, with about 100 other businesses, a Norwegian consumer group said on Tuesday, as it filed a complaint about breach of privacy rules. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that 10 widely used Android apps that gather sensitive data about […]

Grindr for Equality Launches Petition to Repeal Turkish Ban

Grindr for Equality Launches Petition to Repeal Turkish Ban

Grindr for Equality, the advocacy arm of the popular gay dating app, is mobilising its 6+ million users to fight against a recent banning of the app by Turkish courts for so-called “protective measures”, and is working with Turkish LGBT association, KAOS GL to reverse the ban. As part of that effort, Grindr for Equality […]