Edition: Available editions United States. Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in. Tinder was developed as a dating app, but research has found that some find it useful for promotional campaigns and artistic purposes. What to make of Grindr’s acquisition by a Chinese corporate group. Grindr, the largest queer dating app worldwide, is all about the short term hookup; the currency used to attract your date is physical fitness versus wealth symbols, used by straight men on Tinder. Cases like Daryll Rowe’s are very rare, but they have the power to transform both the law and public opinion.
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It is the hope of some dating app users that the connections they form online will last a lifetime. When NBC News showed Demers the kind of data collected by dating apps — everything from drug use to preferred sexual position — he said he feared that the information could be weaponized by individuals and even foreign intelligence agencies. Demers said an individual’s personal information on a dating app is the type of data a foreign intelligence service “would want to paint a picture of your life.
The Justice Department declined to discuss any specific apps. It has, however, expressed concerns about Chinese-owned apps. The popular dating app Grindr, which advertises itself as the “largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people,” is owned by the Chinese gaming company Kunlun Tech.
Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder are sharing users’ personal information — including their locations and sexual orientation.
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Positioning the webcam at eye level was said to establish kinship, but really I wanted to avoid shadows and resemble someone other than Lurch for the first time during quarantine. While this earnest attempt at looking alive felt like an interview to me, I figured the 3,plus users in my area were probably there for something more enjoyable. Flirty, even. Last December, the dating app the League rolled out League Live , a video speed-dating platform.
The feature allows users to have a series of two-minute video chats every Sunday night, right from the phone app. Due to the number of people self-quarantining, the San Francisco-based company has rolled out live dating events in 13 more cities, as well as adding Wednesday nights. Which is how I found myself joining in. My first match was year-old James. While I sat upright in a fresh turtleneck, James lay motionless and hoodie-clad on his bed — comfortable, confident, and entirely unfazed by this confronting matchmaking format.
Grindr sold by Chinese owner after US raised national security concerns
The Chinese tech company behind popular gay dating app Grindr is set to sell its Kunlun reportedly reached a deal with the committee last May in which it was determined the company would be required to get rid of Grindr. According to Reuters, however, the company gave some of its engineers access to a cache of highly sensitive information from Grindr about millions of American users — including private messages and HIV status.
The same foreign investment committee has also launched a review of a deal that helped lead to the rise of popular video-sharing app TikTok. Chinese tech firm ByteDance acquired the lip-syncing app Musical. Read the full story at Reuters.
Popular dating apps like Grindr and OkCupid are sharing personal information about their users with other companies, including their sexuality, according to a new report. And those companies are sending them elsewhere — making it difficult to know who has this information about you. Ten apps were identified as sending data about users to third parties for advertising or behavioral profiling, which in turn sent the data to additional third parties.
In the case of OkCupid, the company shared highly personal data about sexuality, drug use, political views and more. Grindr, which came under attack in for sharing users’ HIV status with other companies, now says it does not share that or other information about users’ sexuality. Nine consumer groups have signed a petition asking the Federal Trade Commission, Congressional lawmakers and the state attorneys general of California, Texas and Oregon to investigate these apps and whether they are violating privacy laws in the U.
This privacy issue highlights the importance of having protections for workers, Esseks said, pointing to three cases currently sitting in front of the Supreme Court that will decide whether the federal law prohibiting discrimination against employees based on sex extends to cover their sexuality. In places outside the U. A Louisiana city voted this month to keep the controversial statue standing.
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Remember Me. It offers both a free, ad-supported version and a monthly subscription version no adds, ability to see more nearby users. Men can look for other men to find friendship, to network, for dates, long-term relationships and one-time intimate encounters. To date, Grindr has 2 million daily users who access the app an average of 9 times per day for an average of 54 minutes versus 15 on Tinder Source. Users send over 70 million messages and 5 million pictures daily.
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Already a subscriber? Log in or Activate your account. Two of the partners in that fund eventually became part of San Vicente. CFIUS declined to comment on the deal, including on whether it was aware of the links between Kunlun and San Vicente, which have not been previously reported. Reuters could not determine what representations Kunlun had made to CFIUS, and whether the links between Kunlun and the buyer raised red flags with the panel. However, some experts said any situation in which the seller retained influence over the asset it had been ordered to sell could draw scrutiny from CFIUS and trigger penalties under U.
The U. Fei was also a senior executive at Duo Capital, an investment manager that set up a fund to buy Grindr following the CFIUS order to Kunlun, according to the fundraising documents and two of the sources. But Lu and Zage, alongside U. A regulatory filing shows San Vicente was incorporated in Delaware on Feb. The company is named after the Los Angeles street where Grindr has its headquarters. Fei, Lu, Zage and Gearon did not respond to requests for comment. Zhou also did not respond to requests for comment.
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Tinder, Grindr and Bumble are all seeing a huge surge in traffic during the coronavirus pandemic.
Twitter has kicked Grindr off of its ad network after a report claimed the dating app was sharing users’ personal data with marketers and advertisers. Grindr could not be reached for comment. Widely used dating apps Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder are sharing users’ personal information — including their locations, sexual preferences, drug use, political views and more — with analytics and marketing firms in an alleged violation of European privacy laws, according to the Norwegian Consumer Council.
In some cases, the data collected is used to help marketers customize ads, but can also be used more nefariously — to discriminate, manipulate and exploit, the report claims. OkCupid, owned by Match Group, shares “highly personal data” with Braze, an analytics company, and Tinder, also a Match Group company, sends users’ gender preferences to AppsFlyer, another analytics company, according to the NCC. Match Group said in a statement to CBS News that both apps “use third party providers to assist with technical operations and providing our overall services, similar to all other apps and online platforms.
It does not use its members’ personal data for advertising purposes, a company spokesperson said. The council commissioned security firm Mnemonic to analyze data traffic from 10 popular apps, none of which allowed users to “make an informed choice” about how their data would be used upon downloading the apps. The apps assign users serial numbers — personal identifiers that feed data into internal profiles that include detailed information about individuals “personalities, predispositions and secret desires,” the report found.
The Norwegian council on Tuesday said it filed complaints against Grindr and five ad tech companies for violating European data protection regulations. Sign up for Breaking News Alerts Be in the know.
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It has definitely made our life easier and just by a single click, we can get to know what is happening around the world. Not just news, social media apps have advanced to such a level that we can also find our life partners just by one single click. Be it Tinder’s right swipe to pinging a message on Bumble, all these apps have definitely helped us find our soul mates online.
Dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid and Grindr are sharing users’ “highly personal” data like sexual preferences and location with advertising.
Grindr said the change, which critics have long called for in the spirit of the platform being neutral when it comes to race, was prompted by feedback from users. The move came as the internet was flooded with expressions of support for protests and demonstrations calling for an end to systemic racism in the US.
A “Blackout Tuesday” trend online had ranks of people posting black squares as a way of going silent on social media to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Leaders across the United States sought ways Tuesday to stem mounting unrest over police racism, from extending curfews to engaging protesters, as President Donald Trump faced wide criticism for deploying force to break up a peaceful rally.
Once-in-a-generation protests have brought a multiracial coalition peacefully to the streets for the past week but each night has descended into mayhem, with both activists and officials blaming rabble-rousers. Floyd died after he was pinned for nearly nine minutes under the knee of a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who ignored Floyd’s pleas for his life and had remained on the force despite multiple complaints.
Employee who claimed 3 million baht for days of OT in a single year is just one of many examples of mismanagement and corruption at Thai Airways, says ministerial panel. Neuralink, a neuroscience venture backed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has unveiled a pig that has had a coin-sized computer implant in its brain for two months, calling it an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the technology.
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