Sinister Facebook app lets you spy on pals' whereabouts

28 May 2015

Bitterwallet - Facebook Ever thought to yourself that you'd like people to know where you are all the time? Ever wished you could leave the house, and people on the internet can track where you are to within 3 feet?

Well, you're in luck - and so are stalkers - as there's a new app called the Marauder Map which hooks up with Facebook, which allows people to instantly see where you are and where you've been. And yes, it is named after the map from Harry Potter, which only adds to how irritating this all is.

Mercifully, this only works if you leave your location services on (and only a fool would do that). If you have, then through this Chrome extension, a bubble pops up showing where you've been in a map screen, every time you open up Facebook's Messenger.

"Bubbles on the map represent the most recent location for each user, and clicking on a user’s bubble brings up all past location points recorded for that user," say the people behind it.

"This extension was developed as a demonstration not an actual tool to creep on your Facebook acquaintances. This is not meant to be used as a tool to creep on your friends, rather a demonstration of the scary amount of information you can gather on someone just by aggregating the data they provide through messenger."

So there you have it. This app is a bit creepy, but it is meant to be, in a bid to try and make people aware of how much of their location they're giving away.

If you want to look at the app, click here.

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TOPICS:   Social Media   Privacy

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