Oct 142010
 
 October 14, 2010  Online

Jason Stamper writes:

An opportunistic new website by the name of Wheretheladies.at should serve as a wake-up call to Foursquare and other social network users about the potential risks to their privacy and security – especially those who are crazy enough to publish such personal details as their home address.

Wheretheladies.at uses publicly-available information posted on social networking site Foursquare to find locations where a number of women are gathering — from nightclubs to coffee shops. When it finds there’s a correlation amongst a number of female Foursquare users it shows where they are and displays their Foursquare profile pictures so would-be stalkers – sorry admirers – can decide if it’s worth turning up to ‘meet’ them.

Read more on NewStatesman.

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