Company said sharing data with partners to test and optimise its platform was ‘industry practice’

Gay dating app Grindr has come under fire for sharing information about users’ HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimise its software.

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.

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