Grindr and US national security

Here’s an interesting development…the US federal agency which reviews foreign investments in US companies has ordered a Chinese firm to sell its stake in gay dating app Grindr. Normally, this kind of action is taken when the feds think an acquisition would be damaging to national security interests. Some commentators have speculated that the action was taken due to fears that Chinese intelligence services could leverage Grindr’s data to blackmail and subsequently recruit US citizens. It’s all about the data…

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