Grindr forced to apologise after sharing information about users’ HIV status

Gay dating app Grindr has been forced to issue an apology days after it admitted sharing information about users’ HIV status with third parties.

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Following a huge public outcry bosses at Grindr said they would stop sharing information – but the company refused to issue an apology saying people were ‘misunderstanding technology’.

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But now following the backlash, Grindr has apologised for the ‘distress’ caused to app users and insisted they would ‘never sell any user data, especially HIV information, to advertisers, or anyone else’.

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