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Facebook Kills App That Let Your Facebook “Friends” Find Your Location. So You Can Turn Your iPhone Back On And Stop Hiding In The Laundry Bin, Kevin.
Posted by Not The Worst News
CNBC reports that just hours after releasing a new app, called “Friends Nearby,” Facebook killed the app. “Friends Nearby” allowed users to instantly find, or as CNBC hints, “stalk” friends, family members, acquaintences, co-workers, random people who friended you, and people you knew in grade three, but didn’t see for the past 15 years because they’ve been in jail. According to CNBC, Facebook stated:
“This wasn’t a formal release – this was something that a few engineers were testing. With all tests, some get released as full products, others don’t. Nothing more to say on this for now – we’ll communicate to everyone when there is something to say”
Apparently Facebook engineers are mad scientists who test out any old thing that may invade people’s privacy, but don’t worry, folks, only some applications tested will be released as full products! Sure, some others may be available for several hours to some people who hopefully aren’t holding a grudge for the People’s Elbow you gave them while imitating Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the schoolyard in the 1990s.
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