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Grindr gave other independent ad agencies its users' exact location, "tribe," referring to what gay subculture they associate with, sexuality, relationship status, ethnicity and phone ID, Buzz Feed reported.
"No Grindr user information is sold to third parties.
We pay these software vendors to utilize their services."Grindr is based in West Hollywood, California, according to Bloomberg.
These are standard practices in the mobile app ecosystem," CTO Scott Chen said in a statement.Those companies, Apptimize and Localytics, receive user profile details, including their HIV status and the date they were last tested, Buzz Feed reported on Monday.That information is sent along with those users' location, phone identifier and email address, Antoine Pultier, a researcher at the Norwegian nonprofit , told the news outlet.I am pretty shy until I get to know you and I know that you understand how to treat a girl like me. NEW YORK, NY — Grindr, a popular dating app for gay people that has more than 3.6 million daily active users, has been giving those peoples' HIV status to two app-optimization companies, according to a new report.San Anselmo Rich Hippieville's best 100% FREE black dating site.Hook up with sexy black singles in San Anselmo Rich Hippieville, California, with our free dating personal ads.With the right support you can evolve into the truest version of yourself that will easily attract circumstances and people who mirror back your innate lovability. and will support you in thriving in your relationships. What I gained from the few sessions I had with Leila, was the releasing to the surface was a core piece of my being that had been suppressed.I was dealing with acute severe depression and had attributed the depression to stressful relationships surrounding my life, but as she guided me through my assessment, she helped me to discover, the stressful relationships were only distracting me from facing an even bigger sadness – sadness stemming from my holistic core values being squelched. I felt ashamed to admit to anyone that I felt I had wasted so much time, money and energy. Leila took me by the hand and walked through this with me.Buzz Feed says the revelations cast doubts over Grindr's commitment to its users' privacy.In response to Buzz Feed, Grindr said the services they receive from Apptimize and Localytics improve their own app.