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A Chinese company that acquired gay-dating app Grindr is reportedly selling it off after the US government labeled the company a national security risk

A Chinese company that acquired gay-dating app Grindr is reportedly selling it off after the US government labeled the company a national security risk
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A Chinese company that acquired gay-dating app Grindr has to sell it off after the US government labeled the company a national security risk, Reuters reported Tuesday.




Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd fully acquired the California-based app in 2018.




The company last year announced preparations for an IPO for Grindr, but sources told Reuters the company is now looking to sell Grindr outright.




The app, which had 27 million users as of 2017, contains sensitive data about its users, like their HIV status, which malicious actors could seek to exploit.



A Chinese company that acquired gay-dating app Grindr is reportedly selling it off after the US government labeled it a national security risk.
Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd acquired a 60% stake in Grindr in 2016, before buying the rest last year.
But sources told Reuters that the company did not clear its purchase with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a US government agency which assesses the national security risk of foreign investments.
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