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Egyptian Police Use Grindr to Arrest Gay Men, Lesbians

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
A new report reveals Egyptian police are using dating apps like Grindr to hunt down and arrest gay people.

Texas Police: Teacher Used Grindr to Hookup With Teen Boy

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
Texas police arrested and charged an HIV-positive music teacher with sexual assault of a child last week, after authorities say he was caught sneaking out of the home of a 15-year-old boy.

Grindr Shuts Off GPS Function in Anti-Gay Countries

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 8, 2014
Officials from gay hookup app Grindr have disabled its distance/GPS function in countries with anti-gay policies just weeks after an anonymous hacker revealed last month that Grindr had a glitch that exposed the exact locations of its users.

2 UK Men Sentenced for Blackmailing Men Via Grindr

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 5, 2014
Two men from the United Kingdom, who were found guilty of blackmailing gay men on the gay hookup app Grindr, have each been sentenced to four years in jail.

Hacker's Warning: Grindr Bug IDs Users' Exact Locations

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
A hacker has sent warning messages to over 100,00 users worldwide of the popular hookup app Grindr, claiming that a flaw in the app allows determiation of the exact locations of users.

NJ Man Sues Grindr Over Encounter With Underage Boy

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Aug 16, 2014
A New Jersey man is suing the gay hookup app Grindr in federal court, claiming the social media app has lax age restrictions, which he says allowed him to have an encounter with an underage boy.

Two UK Men Found Guilty of Blackmailing Gay Men on Grindr

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 15, 2014
Two men from the United Kingdom, who were accused of blackmailing gay men on the gay hookup app Grindr, have been found guilty of their crimes and will be heading to prison.

Man Suspected in Double Murder of Seattle Gay Men Arrested in NJ

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 21, 2014
A man who authorities believe killed two gay men in Seattle last month was arrested in New Jersey Friday.

Two UK Men Accused of Blackmailing Gay Men on Grindr

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Two men from the United Kingdom have been charged with blackmailing gay men via the social media app, Grindr.

Seattle Suspect May Have Targeted Victims on Grindr or Jack’d

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown, a suspect in the murders of two gay men in Seattle on June 5, may have met his victims on a social networking app like Grindr, reports KIRO TV today.