Saturday, March 31, 2012

Privacy Alert: The Stalking App

Another day, another creepy mobile app. Here is one that allows you to find women in your area. It definitely wins the prize for too creepy.

Girls Around Me uses Foursquare, the location-based mobile service, to determine your location. It then scans for women in the area who have recently checked-in on the service. Once you identify a woman you’d like to talk to, one that inevitably has no idea you’re snooping on her, you can connect to her through Facebook, see her full name, profile photos and send her a message.

P.S. When you sign up for the Girls Around Me application, you are asked to log in to Facebook, giving the service your personal information, too. (more)

FutureWatch: The Creepy Guys Around Me app.

No, wait... This just in...
In direct response to our story from earlier today about Girls Around Me, an iOS app by Russian-based app developer i-Free that tracks and gives personal information about women without their knowledge, Foursquare has released a statement announcing that they have officially killed Girls Around Me’s access to their public API. (more)