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China Firm to Sell Grindr After US Spying Concerns

Kunlun Tech Co Ltd a China company, has said it will sell the gay app by June 2020. This is after reports surfaced that it was sharing users’ sensitive data HIV status with the Chinese government.

The Chinese company was ordered to sell its Grindr shares by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews foreign investments in sensitive industries or those deemed harmful to US national security.

Grindr is also required to stop all operations in China and must get CFIUS approval for three of its board members. In addition, one board must be an American citizen with US security clearance.

The gay application is the most popular gay app on the planet, including in The Philippines, with nearly 4 million daily active users. It is mostly regarded as a hookup app.

This isn’t the only time the app has gotten in trouble. In 2018 its CEO Scott Chen publicly declared that marriage is between a man and a woman.

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