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Hook-Up Apps Provide Inspiration for Broadway Fueled Musical Short Film

By Brian Scott Lipton | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
"Grind: The Movie" an award-winning musical short film inspired by gay hook-up app culture featuring "Rent" star Anthony Rapp available for view online October 1.

For Some Gays Abroad, Social Networking Poses Risk

By David Crary | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse.

Grindr Warns Egyptian Men of Police Entrapment

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 26, 2014
BuzzFeed is reporting that Grindr is sending a message to all Egyptian users this week, warning that police may be "posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you."

Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

By EDGE | Friday Sep 19, 2014
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

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.