Is this Stupid? Or is it Really Stupid?

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fountainhall

Is this Stupid? Or is it Really Stupid?

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As the Blued app began appearing outside China, there came the news that Grindr had been taken over by a Chinese company. Now Grindr is to be sold off next year. You'd expect the reason would be commercial, to make a bit of profit. But in this case, nope!

Grindr is being sold at the behest of the USA
The Chinese owner of Grindr is required to sell the popular gay-dating app by June 2020 under an agreement with United States officials who raised national security concerns about the app's ownership . . .

The national security agreement was reached with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which vets overseas acquisitions of American businesses for risks to national security. Among the risks the panel considers is whether a deal gives foreigners access to sensitive information about US citizens.
A gay dating app? National Security concerns? Clearly the US government does not want foreigners to know about the sexuality of its nationals!

How come the Israeli founder and developer of Grindr before the Chinese took over was perfectly acceptable, I wonder?

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/unit ... %3A05%3A51

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