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10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. GDI Announces London Conference & New Startup Spotlight Competition — This year’s London conference will take place on Thursday 27th October and run from 10am — 4pm.
  2. Investigation Into Ashley Madison ‘Highly Critical’ Of Site’s Security Practices -The report found that the Canadian site’s defences were not up to standard, and were partly responsible for the hack.
  3. Australian Online Underage Tinder Experiment Sting Leads To Convictions – Two men who were lured into contacting a 15-year-old girl on Tinder as part of an online sting have been jailed.
  4. Snap Interactive Announces Merger With Video Chat Room Paltalk – The purpose of the merger is said to be to “enhance liquidity” to help facilitate future growth by boosting Snap’s portfolio and operations.
  5.  Tinder Accused Of Stealing Super Like Feature – John Mellesmoen claims he pitched the idea of the Super Like to Rad back 2014.
  6. Enter The GDI Spotlight On Startups Competition Now! – The new event will see the most exciting and innovative new dating startups battle each other to be named the GDI Spotlight winner.
  7. DatePlay Will Launch In London This Autumn – And prior to the launch of DatePlay, Koutsomitis is also calling for potential users to contact her and her team using  #AskDatePlay on social media.
  8. AsianD8 Is The Latest Dating Platform To Join The Scamalytics Anti-Fraud Network – The move hopes to see AsianD8 helping the dating community.
  9. Ireland’s Top Seminary Ordered To Review Social Media Policies Following Grindr Use Allegations – Earlier this month, the seminary was under the spotlight following allegations of Grindr use among its trainee priests.
  10. Grindr Used In Egypt To Catch Members Of The LGBT Community – Authorities are suspected to be using location based apps like Grindr to find homosexuals, before charging them with varying offences.

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Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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