By Steve Dellar  |  04-04-2018   News
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The Gay dating app Grindr is in the midst of a data sharing scandal as it appears the makers allowed (just like the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal) third-party software companies to access users private information .

Furthermore, the 3.6 million active daily users not only got their private information shared, but also their HIV-testing information.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Grindr Admits It Shared HIV Status Of Users <a href="https://t.co/cob1X9LtBH">https://t.co/cob1X9LtBH</a></p>&mdash; NPR (@NPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/NPR/status/981076454245937153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Although users are now calling for a boycott of the app after the scandal broke, the

company's chief technology officer Scott Chen said that such was "industry standard practice" and that it had nothing to do with the recent data-sharing scandals at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dems demand answers after report Grindr shares the HIV status of its users with outside companies <a href="https://t.co/3x9QrB7Ygu">https://t.co/3x9QrB7Ygu</a> <a href="https://t.co/zobjQjQ3FP">pic.twitter.com/zobjQjQ3FP</a></p>&mdash; The Hill (@thehill) <a href="https://twitter.com/thehill/status/981263345171955714?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Chen claims that companies which use Grindr's data were simply software optimization firms acting "under strict contractual terms that provide for the highest level of confidentiality, data security, and user privacy."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Grindr says users&#39; sensitive information was shared in encrypted form as part of &quot;standard industry practice for rolling out and debugging software.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/6LmwwuU85g">https://t.co/6LmwwuU85g</a></p>&mdash; NPR (@NPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/NPR/status/981361714963845121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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An anonymous user told French news agency AFP: "I really thought that Grindr cared about the gay community, and was forcing us to have an important dialogue about our health and safety," and said the scandal was "a slap in the face."

The app Grindr serves gay and bisexual men and is the most popular gay app in the world, available in 192 countries.

Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/shortcuts/2018/apr/03/grindr-hiv-data-sharing-lgbtq-gay-dating-app-information-third-parties

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Anonymous No. 22277 1522837027

gross!

Anonymous No. 22279 1522838130

Fukin GAY app for homos, should have been called "bend over buddy" or BOB for short. Fruitcakes the lot of them. Now they are mad that another homo might find out the fag is hiv + and won't want an ass pounding tonight? Or is it they cannot as easily infect others if it's known?

Guess what fags… your also on the homo list and goog already knew your hiv status before your promiscuity app did.

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