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Grindr vigilantes apprehend alleged Perth child sex predator in sting

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A man in Victoria who used Grindr to lure another man into a frightening armed robbery in southern Geelong has been jailed. A judge in the County Court of Victoria sentenced Thomas Samas to 95 days in jail on Monday, in combination with a community correction order, the Geelong Advertiser reported. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty …

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All hell has broken loose after a conservative Catholic blog published revelations of Sex in the City – the Vatican City. The Pillar claimed it obtained information about Vatican City and other priestly hookups from ‘publicly available data’. The data breach has led to the resignation of one high profile American Catholic priest whose phone …

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TikTok and Twitter users have been slammed for exposing queer athletes at the Olympics in Tokyo by sharing their Grindr profiles. The social media platforms’ users have used Grindr’s “Explore” feature to navigate to the Tokyo’s Olympic Village. Insider has reported at least four TikTok posts and 10 tweets have included profiles of Olympic athletes. …

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Apple has clarified its new App Store guidelines restricting certain “hookup” apps won’t target gay apps like Grindr and Scruff after outrage and confusion online. This week, the tech giant unveiled its upcoming iOS 15 operating system at its keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The company also issued new regulations for its App …

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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 …

Grindr Fails

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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