From the New York Times:
[The iPhone App] 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.
Yet another reason to be wary of checking-in places using location based apps. Yet, I can’t imagine how a company like Foursquare could cut off an app such as Girls Around Me while still keeping their API open for apps that are actually useful, such as Reserve My City.
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