Owner Of Popular Gay Dating App Grindr Looks To Sell Over U.S. National Security Concerns

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    The New York attorney general announced this week a settlement with the parent company of JackвЂd, a dating app for gay and bisexual men, over negligence around a security issue that exposed nude and otherwise “private” photos of the platformвЂs users. They can contact and register in the gay dating platform on online. One user, J.R. from Bakersfield, California, who like others asked that his full name not be used so he could speak freely, said insecurity fueled by Grindr’s rampant bullying made him use it more. All across the country, and particularly in big cities like New York , San Francisco and Washington DC , gay men, lesbian women , and LGBT singles are finding love and settling down together. Out reached out to a couple other LGBTQ+ apps to inquire about their data-sharing practices but did not hear back at press time.

    CFIUS review used to focus on legalities and traditional national security threats. On Hinge users like and comment on specific photos or profile bits, allowing users a starting point for conversation that other sites miss. So here is a guide to the best dating apps out there for love, lust and everything in between. Should the ban be fully implemented, it would affect all ISPs and consequently all Grindr users in the country. Subscribing to A-List, a paid section of the app, provides users with a larger inbox, a chance to see who’s read their messages and liked their profiles, and an ad-free experience.

    Guyliner shares his top 10 gay dating tips to help you bag a great date. Walmart’s video series Love Is In the Aisle: A dating show at Walmart” featured two gay men, Pat and Andy, falling in lust over a cast iron skillet and Oatmeal Creme Pies, and the American Family Association has blown a gasket over it. Grindr Chief Technological Officer Scott Chen said in an emailed statement that the company understands the sensitivities around HIV status disclosure and does not sell personally identifiable user information to any third parties or advertisers.

    The good news is there are apps that work for straight people in the way Grindr works for gays. Hornet is a high-quality gay hookup app loaded with photos, in-app articles and tons of other interesting features. The company will also begin directing people who search for certain white-nationalist terms to a nonprofit group that works to de-radicalize people. It is particularly popular for People of Colour, and has Tinder-like qualities including the ability for users to choose which men they like and don’t like.

    So, if you’ve never tried it before or you need new hookup apps in your life, here is your comprehensive guide to the top 10 gay hookup apps. The attack model not only works with Grindr but also with Jack’d 36 and Hornet, or any LBS app that shows photos of nearby users in order of proximity. Happn gets points for connecting people who are actually nearby, but striking up a conversation about why you and your love interest are always crossing paths can feel a little awkward. Each date lasts 6 minutes and is a really fun, quick and easy way for gay men to meet each other.

    Some users I interacted with seem to use Grindr in a healthy, positive way. While this might’ve forced websites and apps to create stricter policies against harassment and deliberate misuse, it also would’ve required apps to vigilantly monitor its users’ actions and to account for real-world consequences of users’ online behavior; even moreso than what’s already required by SESTA , the 2017 anti-sex trafficking bill holds companies liable for any user-uploaded content that facilitates” sex trafficking or sex work.

    Jesús Gregorio Smith spends more time thinking about Grindr, the gay social-media app, than most of its 3.8 million daily users. Indeed, one very successful Chinese gay app, Blued , is the largest gay social network in the world. The company was initially informed last year by security researcher Oliver Hough of security flaws potentially capable of compromising JackвЂd users†personal data, Ars Technica reported in February, including both private photos as well as other personally identifying information such as device ID and location.

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