As Chinese censorship intensifies, gays are back while teenage mothers and tattoos are out

Following the passage of a new cybersecurity law and the removal of term limits from Chinese president Xi Jinping, China’s government is conducting a comprehensive crackdown on online discussions an

Grindr hit with privacy complaint in Europe over sharing user data

The Norwegian Consumer Council has filed a privacy complaint about Grindr, arguing it’s in breach of national and European data protection laws after it emerged the dating app has been sharing 

Grindr sends HIV status to third parties, and some personal data unencrypted

Hot on the heels of last week's security issues, dating app Grindr is under fire again for inappropriate sharing of HIV status with advertisers and inadequate security on other personal data transmiss

Security flaw in Grindr exposed locations to third-party service

Users of Grindr, the popular dating app for gay men, may be broadcasting their location despite having disabled that particular feature. Two security flaws allow for discovery of location data against

China’s Kunlun completes full buyout of Grindr

Nearly two years to the day after its majority investment in Grindr, China-based tech firm Kunlun Group has fully acquired the gay dating app. Grindr is among the, if not the, world’s most popul

Member of group that used Grindr to find and assault gay men gets 15 years

The first sentence has been handed down in a case centered on the use of Grindr as a platform from which to perpetrate hate crimes. Nigel Garrett was given 15 years yesterday after pleading guilty to

Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users

Grindr is updating its popular queer dating app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users. In an announcement timed to mark the end of Transgender Awareness Week, Grindr said changes wi

Grindr launches INTO, a new media property

If content is king these days, then everyone really wants to wear the crown. The latest business to throw itself into the media melee is Grindr, the popular gay social networking app which has just la

Grindr wants tech people to combat LGBTQ inequalities

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people make up nearly 40% of the 1.6 million youth who experience homelessness every year. Meanwhile, trans people are almost four times more likely than

Chinese Gaming Firm Buys 60% Of Gay Dating App Grindr For $93M

Grindr, the social network for gay men, has sold a majority 60 percent stake to Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech for $93 million. The deal, which values six-year-old Grindr at $155 million,

Use Tinder Or Grindr? This Billboard Suggests Getting Tested For An STD

I’d like to point out that there is no scientific evidence saying that just using the apps Tinder or Grindr will cause an STD. However, what happens after using those apps as partially intended

Gay Gets Better (And More Targeted): Say Hello To The Next Generation Of Grindr

Boys who prefer kissing other boys will be glad to know that Grindr, the location-based hookup app focused on gay men, has today released a huge update with a handful of new features and a brand new l

Catch Up With Some Of Last Year’s Big Crunchies Winners, More Tickets Available NOW

A year is a long time, especially in the technology world. I can't even remember what I was doing at this particular time last year without looking at my foursquare check-in history...sad, I know. I d

Keen On… Grindr: Should Gays Vote For Obama Or Romney in November?

Given the ubiquity and power of today's online networks, it's become a cliche to describe the race between Obama and Romney as a social media election. But few social networks have become as explicitl

Back To School: 5 Apps That Will Make You Fall (Even More) In Love With Your Phone

You're heading off to college. You have no idea that the next four years of fun will fly by, likely leaving you jobless and in debt. You're unconcerned with nonsense like that — you're ready to

Gay Mobile Social Network Hornet Is Fabulous: Rakes In 150K Users With 150% MOM Growth

While location-based social dating apps haven't gotten the best rap of late — <a target="_blank" href="

Grindr’s Joel Simkhai Announces 4M Users, 1M Daily Uniques, And Weighs In On The Skout Disaster

I love Grindr, and not just because it's all about the gays. (Full disclosure: I'm super gay.) The reason I love Grindr is because it's one of the few location-based social networks to show sustained

Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners <a href="" target="_blank">GigaOm</a>

Gay Dating Makes Its Way To The iPhone

<img src="" width="139" height="200" /> The iPhone is a hotbed for location-based social networks, which tap into the phone's ge