Personal information from Grindr was accessible by Chinese engineers

When the Chinese Kunlun Group bought gay dating app Grindr last year, there were concerns about users’ privacy which prompted U.S. officials to get involved. Now an investigation reveals how the issue became a national security concern.
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Another day, another U.S. company forced to divest of Chinese investors

Jeff Farrah Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Farrah is the general counsel of the National Venture Capital Association. Foreign investment scrutiny continues to creep into the startup world via a once obscure U.S. government agency that has new tools and a shift in focus that stands to impact young, high-growth companies in huge ways. The […]

Backer of Musical.ly, Grindr and Opera to invest $50M in self-driving startup Pony.ai

A games publisher in China is following the path of its larger peer Tencent to back a wide spectrum of startups for financial gains. Beijing Kunlun Wanwei, or Kunlun, announced in a filing this week that it plans to inject $50 million into autonomous driving startup Pony.ai in exchange for a 3 percent stake. Pony.ai […]