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Unlike many gay men, I had never used Grindr before. However, it’s notable that the company — which reported 3.3 million daily active users globally at the time of its acquisition last year, with some 27 million registered users overall as of 2017 — has been in the spotlight several times in the last few years over personal data and its handling of it. In general the government is continuing to give a side-eye to Chinese investment in U.S. tech companies. Lebanon’s Telecommunications Ministry has banned the popular gay dating app Grindr, The Daily Star has learned.

ItвЂs not clear what specific risks CFIUS believes KunlunвЂs acquisition of the app present. In 2014, Grindr’s founder, Joel Simkhai, said that his “isolation” as a child motivated him to create the app. Grindr’s data retention policies further protect against the possibility of disclosure. A 2018 study, for example, found that almost 90 percent of the free apps available through the Google Play store collect user data and share it with Alphabet, the company that owns Google. It can be a real challenge for them to go on and start a new relationship, so be prepared to meet different guys online.

Grindr is one of the most popular gay dating apps, with millions of users around the world. It just creates this mysterious image of a person you talk to and also the atmosphere for you two to hook up. Some mistakedly call it tinder for gay, but it is definitely what you would expect from the experience here, it is something completely different, very refined and selected. Following every sexual partner, it is important for you to be tested for STIs. This is why opening up about STD infections is difficult for positive LGBT singles.

The risks posed by Beijing Kunlun’s ownership of Grindr are real, centering on the possibility of covert Chinese government influence or expropriation of user data. Your partner may have been sexually active before and it may be a good time to talk about HIV and STIs. The changes, which include the ability to change the app’s icon appearance and the addition of a password security lock, were the result of an inquiry by Grindr on how to better protect LGBTQ users internationally. Later in the year, the app was found again to be exposing users’ exact locations , this time to a third-party app that had gained unauthorized access to Grindr’s private API.

He tried dating a girl for three years while wrestling with his true feelings, but eventually, he came out to his Christian mum, who had been religious her whole life and was part of a similar community. As a result of the booming niche of gay travel, the website also serves as a platform for the gay community to connect and collaborate, serving as a social networking service and travel guide. Then there’s also the purists, they don’t like the gay scene, they don’t like the ‘whores’, they want to be absorbed into the norm (the white straight male norm), so their standards are insanely high (the ‘no fat, no fem, no asian’ kind of guy), they don’t want a relationship they want a frame with a perfect husband with no hint of dusty homosexuality (girl, you’re gay, enjoy it).

Gay hook-up and dating app Grindr is a decade old today. Also, Grindr isn’t only a hookup app, there are events, gatherings, even an online magazine. But really, I’ve read your boring texts, heard about your awful dating conversation and listened to countless stories about how bad you are in bed. One, Grindr owns some of the most sensitive data about its users that a social network ever could: the filthiest chats they’ve ever sent, nude photos and videos, and also their real-time location, measured within yards.

The hookup app’s privacy policy notes they collect a wide range of personal data including location information, messages, and even HIV status if users choose to provide it. One of the most exposed groups is likely black gay and bisexual men, because in 2017 they accounted for the largest number of HIV diagnoses at 9,807, followed by Hispanic with 7,436 and whites at 6,982, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since it’s so popular, this website and app ensemble has specialty sub-sites for the United States, UK, Australia, and other countries so you can hone in on guys and gay-oriented events in your area.

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