China tech firm to sell gay dating app Grindr for US$608 million

Beijing Kunlun Tech, one of China's biggest mobile gaming companies, is selling gay dating app Grindr for US$608 million to San Vicente Acquisition, a holding company based in Delaware, US. – EPA pic, March 8, 2020.

ONE of China’s biggest mobile gaming companies is selling popular gay dating app Grindr for US$608 million (RM2.5 billion) after pressure from US authorities concerned over the potential misuse of user data.

National security officials in Washington fear the platform – which bills itself as the world’s largest social networking space for LGBT people – could be used by the Chinese government to blackmail Americans with government security clearances, according to media reports last year.

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