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Grindr is the latest victim of US-China tensions

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) had previously identified the foreign ownership stake in Grindr as representing a security risk to the United States. Now CFIUS has reached an agreement with the company Beijing Kunlun Tech which acquired a 60% stake in Grindr to sell its stake by June 2020.

The application, which describes itself as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people” represents a risk in that sensitive and very private data could be transmitted back to China and used for espionage or criminal purposes.

Source: Grindr is the latest victim of US-China tensions – CNN

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