Grindr under fire for sharing HIV status

We here at 967 KISS FM care about everyone. If you use Grindr and don't want certain parts of your life to be shared with the public, We would suggest you keep that information private, and share it in private message versus on your public profile. 

Norwegian nonprofit research group Sintef uncovered Grindr’s data sharing with two companies – Apptimize and Localytics – and concern spread in the US after BuzzFeed reported the findings.

This is not the first and not the last time we will hear about an app sharing data about it's users, but this is Private Health Information (PHI) which is protected by federal law. 

The data sharing was discovered by researchers at the Norwegian nonprofit group SINTEF. Buzzfeed was the first to report about it Monday.

Grindr has more than 3.5 million users who check the service daily. Individual profiles, which are visible to other people using the app, can include a large amount of personal information.

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