i-Free Forced to Pull App “Geared Toward Stalkers”

In 2012, app developer i-Free Innovations was forced to pull its controversial iPhone app “Girls Around Me” from the App Store after heavy criticism of its privacy practices. The app, which used data from Facebook and Foursquare to display the location, picture, and information of nearby women, was shut down by Foursquare amidst outrage that it was “geared towards stalkers” and violated user expectations about the use of personal data.

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