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In many countries, hook-up apps expose gay men to blackmail, arrest, violence

| Sunday, September 28, 2014
High-tech gay dating apps and social media services have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and partners in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of homosexuality. Yet the same technology that they gratefully embrace exposes them to the risks of blackmail, arrest and violence.
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse. High-tech dating apps and social media have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and lovers in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of homosexuality. Yet the same technology that they gratefully embrace can expose...

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Arrest made in robbery, rape of tourist who met his attacker on Grindr

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- An arrest has been made in an April attack on a Canadian tourist who says he was held at gunpoint and raped in his hotel room by a man he met using the gay hook-up app Grindr. Police arrested 26-year-old Douglass Casey and set bail at $1 million.

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Police say murdered Philadelphia man met his killer on Grindr

| Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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CHESTER, Pa. -- Police are investigating the murder of a Philadelphia man they say met his killer using the gay hook-up app Grindr. Dino Dizdarevic, a 25-year-old chemical engineer, was found by a passerby at the bottom of a fire escape in an overgrown lot in Chester, Pa. Police say he has been beaten and strangled to death.

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Ex-gay, ‘Christian Post’ blogger Matt Moore can’t resist Grindr

| Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Matt Moore, a blogger at the Christian Post who has written extensively about his experiences with homosexuality and his ultimate decision to leave that “lifestyle,” has been spotted on the gay hook-up site Grindr.

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