Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

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Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:42 pm

Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?
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China experts and former intelligence officials are raising concerns about user data privacy following the acquisition of Grindr, the world’s largest gay dating application, by a Chinese technology firm. The Chinese government, they say, could be in a position to demand sensitive and embarrassing details on the lives of millions of non-Chinese citizens.

This week, the Kunlun Group completed a full buyout of Grindr, a gay, bi, trans, and queer dating app that claims 3.3 million daily users. The Chinese firm bought 60 percent of the company in Jan. 2016 for $93 million and has now acquired the remaining stake for $152 million, according to stock filings. Grindr announced that Kunlun executives will take over leadership of the company.

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Under Chinese law, the Chinese government can argue that for “public security” it can compel companies to hand over private information, and it can define “public security” as widely as it wants, she said. Recently, the Chinese government has been increasing its capability to use all types of personal data collected abroad, she added.

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Chinese connection aside, wasn't it obvious from day one what an hideous security exposure Grindr is?

I wonder how many members of congress, etc. :)
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Re: Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:47 pm

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Re: Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:17 pm

Rob Lister wrote:54


You know this because Putin told you? :mrgreen:
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Re: Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:25 pm

So China wants to watch?
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Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:55 am

Is Grindr something that can't be replaced by a different app from another company?
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Re: Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

Postby Doctor X » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 am

You "asking for a friend?"

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Re: Can the Chinese government now get access to your Grindr profile?

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:23 am

Yeah, for a "friend". Not that there's . . . you know. :notsure:
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