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Grindr fined $11.7 million for selling user data without consent

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Grindr is being fined $11.7 million by the Norwegian authorities for a privacy violation. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority pulled up the location-based dating app targeted predominantly at homosexual individuals for sharing user information to advertisers without their consent. Twitter's mobile advertising arm MoPub was also involved in the illegal data dealing. Meanwhile, Grindr has until February 15 to respond to the punitive ruling.