Grindr Pulled From App Store In China

Posted January 31, 2022 by with 4 comments

Gays in China are lucky they no longer have to deal with the dangerous hook-up app, which only seems to get gays robbed and killed by psychotic murderers and thugs here in the U.S. (not to mention the fact that we’re all so tired of the gross Grindr screenshot conversations people post on Twitter all the time—enough!). Via Bloomberg:

Operators of the Grindr gay-dating service in China removed the app from Apple Inc.’s App Store, citing difficulties keeping it in compliance with the country’s Personal Information Protection Law.

The new regulations — a local version of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR — went into effect at the end of 2021. The law limits personal information stored in apps and requires data transfered between China and other regions to be approved by the Chinese government.

A representative for Grindr noted that other companies have removed their apps for similar reasons.

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Some Grindr users in China reported connectivity issues over the past few weeks, including the inability to send and receive messages or add likes.

In 2020, the Chinese owner of Grindr, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co., sold the app to investors for about $600 million, after U.S. regulators required the divestment on national security grounds.

[Bloomberg: Gay Dating App Grindr Pulled From Apple App Store in China]