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Facebook launches new service where users ‘check in’ to locations and let friends know where they are

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UK Daily Mail [1]
Aug 20, 2010

Facebook is at the centre of a fresh privacy storm after launching a feature which reveals the location of users.

The application, called Facebook Places, uses satellite tracking technology to allow people to ‘check in’ their current location and share the information with their friends.

But critics said it leaves users open to the risk of burglary, stalking and harassment.

They also said that many users did not fully understand the site’s privacy options and have no idea of the potential dangers.

The service is currently only available in the U.S. but the company plans to extend the feature worldwide.

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