Cyberstalking And Location-Based Services

Cyberstalking And Location-Based Services
technology

A blogger's story shows how social networks can make users vulnerable to stalkers.

Naresh Kumar
  • 28 july 2010

Jezebel has an unsettling story on the dark side of social media, particularly with regards to the popular location-based social network, Foursquare. In a recent incident, blogger Shea Sylvia was stalked by a stranger who got to know of her location because of a check-in she made on Foursquare. Fortunately for her, it was only a phone call by the stalker after which she never heard from him, but this and several other such incidents do force you to wonder if social media can become too social sometimes.

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