Tag Archive | Grindr

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 […]

LGBT+ dating apps ditch ethnicity filters amid US protests

LGBT+ dating apps ditch ethnicity filters amid US protests

Gay dating apps are scrambling to remove ethnicity filters in a bid to tackle racism, as violent protests over the killing of a black man in police custody rocked the United States for a second week. Using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, Grindr, which allows its more than 4 million daily users to choose between five options, including […]

Grindr: China’s Kunlun says US approves sale to investor group

Grindr: China’s Kunlun says US approves sale to investor group

(Reuters) – Chinese gaming company, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd, said on Friday that a US national security panel approved the $620 million sale of popular gay dating app, Grindr, to an investor group called San Vicente Acquisition LLC. The panel, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), ordered Kunlun last year to […]

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.

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 […]

Grindr sold for $608 million

Grindr sold for $608 million

(Reuters) – Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd (300418.SZ) said on Friday that it has agreed to sell Grindr LLC, a popular gay dating app it acquired in 2016, for about $608.5 million. The deal comes after a US government panel set a June 2020 deadline to sell the app. The panel, dubbed […]

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, […]