” In answer to the first question, I replied that as sleazy as this app seemed, Girls Around Me wasn’t actually doing anything wrong.Sure, on the surface, it looks like a hook-up app like Grindr for potential stalkers and date rapists, but all that Girls Around Me is really doing is using public APIs from Google Maps, Facebook and Foursquare and mashing them all up together, so you could see who had checked-in at locations in your area, and learn more about them. ) shown in Girls Around Me all had the power to opt out of this information being visible to strangers, but whether out of ignorance, apathy or laziness, they had all neglected to do so. Nothing Girls Around Me does violates any of Apple’s policies.I still don’t believe that there’s anything wrong with what this app is doing, and the guys at i-Free are super nice, and certainly don’t mean for this app to be anything beyond a diversion.
Either he's being really forward with you or that "thinking of you" text was only sent to you because he wasn't paying attention.4.
You get a text that seems like it was meant for someone else.
Girls Around Me isn’t an app you should use to pick up girls, or guys for that matter.
This is an app you should download to teach the people you care about that privacy issues are real, that social networks like Facebook and Foursquare expose you and the ones you love, and that if you do not know exactly how much you are sharing, you are as easily preyed upon as if you were naked. Then, when they ask how it’s done and how they can prevent an app like Girls Around Me from tracking them, educate them about privacy. : In response to this story, Foursquare has killed Girls Around Me’s API access to their data, effectively knocking the app out of commission.
I’d been playing with the app for almost two months. and like my beardo Diaspora friend, I secretly believed that people who were exposed this way on the Internet without their knowledge were foolish.
That made Girls Around Me a funny curio, a titillating novelty app, the kind of thing you pulled out with your buddies at the bar to laugh about…
It had cast a pall across a beautiful day, and it had made people I loved feel scared…
not just for the people loved, but for complete strangers. Not because Girls Around Me is an evil app that should be pulled from the i OS App Store, or because the company that makes it — Moscow-based i-Free — is filled with villains.
When you load it up, the first thing Girls Around Me does is figure out where you are and load up a Google Map centered around your location. The pictures you are seeing are their social network profile pictures.” “Okay, so they that their data can be used like this for anyone to see? “Most privacy settings on social networks default to share everything with everyone, and since most people never change those…