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Grindr Is Reportedly Sending Users' HIV Status To Other Companies — But That's Not All!

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And you thought you only had to worry about your nudes getting leaked.

Nonprofit research company SINTEF says it has discovered that the popular dating/hookup app Grindr is sharing the HIV status of its approximately 3.6 million daily users with multiple companies.

For those who don't use the app, users can indicate whether they are positive, negative, and/or being treated for the infection by using the app's "HIV status" category.

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But according to Buzzfeed News, app optimization companies like Apptimize and Localystics have been receiving this information — along with users' GPS data, phone ID, sexulaity, relationship status, and email address.

If all this information leaks beyond these companies, the report notes, users in certain regions could potentially be in danger. Electronic Frontier Foundation security researcher Cooper Quintin told Buzzfeed:

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Selena Gomez Source Says The Weeknd Was NEVER Going To Be Her Kidney Donor!

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Selena Gomez's people are calling The Weeknd a bad liar.

As we reported, lyrics off the R&B star's new album sparked speculation that he considered donating a kidney to his then-girlfriend at the height of her lupus battle. But a source has come forward to say that's not the case!

The buzz began thanks to The Weeknd's new song Call Out My Name, which contains the telling lyrics, "I almost cut a piece of myself for your life/ Guess I was just another pit stop/ Til you made up your mind/ You just wasted my time."

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Some speculated that these poetic lines were a reference to Selly's kidney transplant, which went down a few months before the couple broke up. A source tells ET, however, that the singer (real name Abel Tesfaye) was never even CLOSE to being the former Disney darling's kidney donor, and claims the Starboy just penned a pointed lyric so y'all would think otherwise!

The insider dished:

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Melissa McCarthy Worked Hard On MAJOR Weight Loss For A New Movie Role!

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Surprise! Melissa McCarthy has lost a TON of weight!

The famous Bridesmaids actress is turning in a very new direction with her next career project, a film coming out in October called Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and part of the difference comes in what we'll all see on screen: a much thinner Melissa!

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The talented actress is playing a down-and-out author who turns to crime to pay the bills in this movie (set to open on the 19th of October), and to make it happen for the part, McCarthy lost a whopping

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Mandy Moore Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro!!

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You go, girl!

Mandy Moore just posted a pic to her Instagram account a few hours ago from Tanzania, detailing her experience climbing all 19,341 feet of Mount Kilimanjaro! Whoa — inspiring!!!

Related: Mandy Is Seriously Living Her Best Life!

As you can see (above), Moore and a few climbing mates got particularly close with one another while climbing the mountain and pushing through extremely cold temperatures and blustery winds.

And as you can read (below), it sounds like Many had the the time of her life doing it, if the caption can capture it all:

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Flip Or Flop Star Tarek El Moussa Opens Up About How Steroids Ruined His Life & Marriage

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After a healthy heaping of controversy derailed his hit HGTV show Flip or Flop, star flipper Tarek El Moussa is now speaking out about the role steroids played in ruining his marriage, and his life.

The 36-year-old real estate and renovation master spoke to Dr. Drew Pinsky on The Dr. Drew Podcast this week, going into great detail about what exactly happened with his steroid use, fighting back to life after cancer scares, and the issues that led to the demise of his marriage with ex-wife Christina.

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The steroid issue actually started when Tarek tried to get his hormone and testosterone levels back on track after his first cancer scare and repeated thyroid issues.

He relayed (below):

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