Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV dataGay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users’ HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software. Grindr chief technology officer Scott Chen said in a Tumblr post that sharing data with partners such as Apptimize and Localytics was “industry practice” and that steps were taken to protect people’s privacy. “As a company that serves the LGBTQ community, we understand the sensitivities around HIV status disclosure,” Chen said.



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