Tuesday, April 3, 2012

'Girls Around Me' app withdrawn after concerns it made 'stalking women easy'

A controversial mobile app which allowed users to pinpoint locations of women nearby and access their full name, photos, and send them messages has been taken off the market due to safety concerns.

The Girls Around Me application worked by taking GPS data from Foursquare and searched for women in the immediate area who have also checked in on the location-based mobile service.

The app, made by Russian company iFree Innovations, was previously available on iTunes.

The app’s less-than-careful data sharing had caused considerable concern last week, with many lambasting the app for making stalking easy and taking advantage of those who don’t understand privacy policies of social media. Read More