Tag Archive | Grindr

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: Egyptian Police Arrest LGBT People Using Entrapment

Grindr: Egyptian Police Arrest LGBT People Using Entrapment

Grindr has warned people using their site that they should hide their identities, as the Egyptian police are arresting LGBT people, and may be posing as gay on social media to entrap users. In an alert on its site Grindr states: “Egypt is arresting LGBT people, and police may be posing as LGBT on social […]

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 […]

Turkish Courts Ban Grindr as ‘Protection Measure’

Turkish Courts Ban Grindr as ‘Protection Measure’

The popular gay dating app, Grindr, has been banned by the Turkish Criminal Courts as a “protection measure”, according to Turkish national LGBT organisation, KAOS GL. According to the KAOS GL website, the İstanbul Anatolia 14th Criminal Court of Peace has blocked Grindr as a “protection measure” since September 10. When the Turkish public attempts to visit grindr.com, […]