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Gay dating app Grindr has admitted to sharing its users’ private health data.

On Monday, Buzzfeed reported that the app had allowed two outside companies to view the HIV status of its users, along with other personal information.

The companies in question, Apptimize and Localytics, were reportedly paid to monitor and test the performance of the Grindr app. As part of this work, they were given access to users’ HIV status and the date of their most recent test, as well as their location, gender, age, and physical type.

Grindr initially denied that it was sharing the HIV status of its users, writing on Twitter that “Grindr has never, nor will we ever sell personally identifiable user information – especially information regarding HIV status or last test date – to third parties or advertisers.”

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