Russia Demands Tinder Give User Data to Secret Services

The dating app will have to cooperate with Russian authorities or face being completely blocked in the country.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users – including messages – to the national intelligence agencies, part of the country’s widening crackdown on internet freedoms. The communications regulator said Monday that Tinder was included on a list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Russian authorities, including the FSB security agency. Tinder, an app where people looking…

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