US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App Grindr WIRED

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Contributor Twitter. Grindr has access to particularly sensitive user data, including sexual preferences, geolocation, and HIV status. WIRED reported in that security researchers could discover the location of users of Grindr and similar apps.

Twitter adds a button so you can thread It's a potential gold mine for blackmailers, but that might not be the agency's only worry. Governments are increasingly concerned about how data can be used by adversaries, says Brett Bruen, the former director of global engagement in the Obama White House who now runs the consulting firm Global Situation Room.

Chinese companies have been expanding the presence in the US social media and technology market. Share on LinkedIn.

US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App Grindr WIRED

For example, CFIUS blocked the Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom from acquiring Qualcomm last year, arguing that consolidation in the semiconductor industry could help Chinese companies like Huawei even though China had nothing to do with that particular deal.

Grindr has access to particularly sensitive user data, including sexual preferences, geolocation, and HIV status. Topics China Apps Investment. Your email address will not be published.

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US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App Grindr WIRED

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