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Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians

Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians

Journalist Nico Hines as apologised for an article he wrote during the Olympics that outed gay athletes. After more than six months of silence, the writer said his story should never have been conceived, written, or published, and that he was deeply sorry. During the Rio Olympics Hines, a married heterosexual journalist, logged on to […]

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Four teens charged over Canberra ‘blackmail’ scam

Four teens charged over Canberra ‘blackmail’ scam

Four teenagers have been arrested and charged over an alleged blackmail scam in Canberra. The youthful foursome, which includes two brothers, are accused of targeting gay men through online dating apps. Last month concern was raised regarding reports that gay men were being extorted after making connections via hook-up apps. ACT based organisation The AIDS […]

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Canberra men targeted on hook-up apps

Canberra men targeted on hook-up apps

Canberra men are being targeted for extortion through their use of social dating phone apps according to a report at the ABC. ACT based organisation The AIDS Action Council has put out a warning to local men after they received reports about a group of 3-4 people targeting people. The group said it received two […]

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Chinese company buys majority stake in Grindr

A Chinese company has bought a majority share of social networking app Grindr. Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Co bught a majority stake in the comany for $93 million, valuing the app at $248 million, based on nearly $40 million in 2015 revenue. Beijing Kunlun, who are the biggest games and publishing company in China, have […]

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Hook-up app Hanky has users vote on new accounts

A new hook-up app for same-sex attracted men claims to aim for “quality over quantity” with its controversial application process. Hanky employs a policy which puts new members to a vote by three existing members to deem whether they are worthy to join the social network in an attempt to prevent “creeps, timewasters and fake […]

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Provocative gay app ads allowed to remain in Netherlands

Advertisements for a gay hook-up app featured around The Netherlands will be allowed to remain after a ruling from the Advertising Standards Board. PinkNews have reported that the eye-catching posters around Amsterdam, The Hague and other major Dutch cities have garnered a number of complaints from the public. One such complaint lodged with the ASB […]

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Safety Reminder for Chat Sites

In New South Wales police have issued a reminder about safety when using chat rooms and mobile dating sites. The warning comes after a Sydney man was bashed and robbed by a man he met online. The 34 year old man met up with a man he had chatted to online at an Oxford Street […]

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