Report: Facebook Creating An App That Would Track You 24/7
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 13, 2013 @ 7:41PM
Created on February 13, 2013 @ 6:11PM
How would you feel if your phone was watching you, and would even let complete strangers knew where you were at all times?
Sound a little creepy?
Well, apparently Facebook is working on an application that would do just that.
If that doesn't have you squirming a little bit, apparently this is already happening with other tools your phone.
The app that Facebook officials are said to be coming up with is apparently being designed for users to find friends that are close by, and would even run when the program isn't open.
The idea of tracking you via your phone is nothing new. There are already apps like Foursquare, Banjo, and Highlight which are pitched to younger folks who are looking to find where their friends are hanging out.
Nicholas Bowman, a social media expert at WVU, said he's not surprised that Facebook is looking to capitalize on that trend.
Bowman told 5 News that he's glad folks are talking about the app because he said it might give folks a reason to check what they're putting on their phones.
"Remember that when you're out and you take a picture of something when you upload it you might be revealing more information than you thought you were revealing," Bowman said. "Get to know your profiles and all the settings in your social media accounts."
Apparently that app is due out some time next month.
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