News: Foursquare Money & Privacy

Foursquare Money & Privacy

Foursquare Money & Privacy

From the article:

Foursquare, one of the net's hottest startups, got an unwanted message on June 20 from a white-hat hacker: it was leaking user data on a massive scale in plain violation of its privacy policy.

The company asked the white hat, Jesper Andersen, to give it nine days to deal with the problem that it was publishing all users' location data to the entire web despite its privacy-policy promise to users that "You can opt out of such broadcasts through your privacy settings."

If you have a Foursquare account, you might want to review it. Via BoingBoing

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Other worthwhile deals to check out:

Join the Next Reality AR Community

Get the latest in AR — delivered straight to your inbox.

1 Comment

I have all my privacy settings in place but do you think it's dangerous to follow brands? I mean I want to follow them in order to get the special badges but if whoever runs those can see all my info maybe i shouldnt.....?

Share Your Thoughts