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Grindr facing $15 million fine over alleged illegal data-sharing

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A South Australian man who detained and tortured a man he met on Grindr so brutally he thought he would die will leave prison on a suspended sentence. Charlie Michael Edward Caire pleaded guilty to numerous offences, including false imprisonment, aggravated blackmail and aggravated assault. Warning: graphic content The District Court was told the 21-year-old …

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A South Australian man is facing years in prison after luring an elderly man on Grindr and torturing him for four hours in an alleged vigilante attack. 21-year-old Charlie Michael Edward Caire found the victim on Grindr before capturing him and torturing him in Murray Bridge in February 2020, The Advertiser reported. Prosecutor Ben Sturn …

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A 19-year-old Louisiana man who allegedly attempted to murder another teen he met on Grindr is facing hate crime charges for the gruesome crime the victim believes was pre-planned. Warning: Graphic and distressing content Holden White (pictured right), then 18, was throttled, had his wrists and neck cut and was left for dead in a …

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Regulators in Norway intend to fine Grindr $AUD15 million over the company’s allegedly illegal user data-sharing practices. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (NDPA) accused the company of sharing users’ personal data from the app’s free version with third party advertisers without valid consent. The data the company shared included “GPS location, user profile data and …

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The latest Grindr scam is a simple rebranding of the previous ‘criminal check’ ruse. That scam probably became less effective over time. So, scammers have now changed the name of the charity supposedly offering criminal checks on potential Grindr hook-ups. The scam previously came to light about a year ago. Grindr users reported receiving messages …

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Police have charged a Perth man with a child abuse offence after two vigilantes posed as a 14-year-old on Grindr and lured him to a park. WA Police said a man in his 20s created the fake Grindr profile, pretending to be a 14-year-old boy. The 61-year-old man from the south-east Perth suburb of Camillo …

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A Brisbane man who chained up and brutally raped a man he met on Grindr has received a six year prison sentence. The Queensland District Court heard Ian Robert Madden met the victim on the gay app last April, the Courier-Mail reported. The pair agreed to meet up for oral sex at Madden’s Brisbane home. …

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A 25-year-old man has received a suspended prison sentence after blackmailing a closeted grandfather he met on Grindr. A judge handed UK man Kieran Thurling the 20-month jail term, suspended for two years, after threatening to out the older man to his ex-wife, children and grandchildren unless he paid him. The victim was exploring his …

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Grindr will remove the controversial race and ethnicity filter from its app, after user feedback and to support the Black Lives Matter movement. The company posted a message to social media amid the ongoing protests across the US sparked by the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd. “We will not be silent, and we …

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The owners of gay dating app Grindr will sell it for about $US608.5 million ahead of a June deadline to divest. Beijing Kunlun said earlier Friday it agreed to sell its 98.59% stake in the app to San Vicente Acquisition LLC. The parent company of GROWLR also sold this week. The Committee on Foreign Investment …

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