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Name Game
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Look Who's Stalking: The 10 Creepiest Apps For Phones, FB

Look Who's Stalking: The 10 Creepiest Apps For Phones, Facebook, and More

Thanks to the ruckus surrounding "Girls Around Me," we now know how easy it is for apps and other services to repackage our personal data for disturbingly creepy ends. The Girls Around Me app might be the latest report to blow up in a big way over this issue, but it certainly hasn't been the first. Here are the top 10 creepiest apps and services we've heard of in the past few months.

To one degree or another, everyone's been an internet stalker at some point. But some apps and services make it crazy, crazy easy to be exceptionally creepy. Our friends at Laptop Mag rounded up the shadiest-you know, for reference.

»gizmodo.com/5899432/look-whos-st···ook-more

»blog.laptopmag.com/look-whos-sta···ook-more
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winchester73

join:2003-08-08
Chapel Hill, NC

1 recommendation

I feel the urge to shower


AVD
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reply to Name Game
I don't get it. These apps get freely available opt-in information and display them in a "user friendly" manner.

Really, much to do about nothing.
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StuartMW
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Seeing this stuff is like walking around the seedy area of any major city. It might be interesting to look but you you probably don't want to go inside the stores or touch anything.
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HELLFIRE
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Enough to make one become a techo-luddite. I get the shower after winchester73.

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AVD
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reply to StuartMW
said by StuartMW:

Seeing this stuff is like walking around the seedy area of any major city. It might be interesting to look but you you probably don't want to go inside the stores or touch anything.

Its all there already. They just package the information in an easier to use format. (except for the facial recognition app)
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AVD
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reply to StuartMW
the moral of the story is stay away from social medai.


dandelion
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Can't stalk in real life...stalk in digital.

HELLFIRE
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Waiting for the first court case where they slap a restraining order against digital stalking...

Wonder what the press'd title that.

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