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August 6, 2014

Such concerns seem particularly warranted in light of recent revelations of extensive domestic spying by U.S. intelligence agencies. The data you share with Foursquare today could conceivably end up in the hands of the NSA, hackers, or private data brokers tomorrow. “These location data collection schemes create a honeypot for malicious actors,” says Adi Kamdar, a staff activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “People tend to forget that these features are on, providing little benefit to the user while sending heaps of interesting—and personal—data over to companies.”

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