Aug 20 2010I'm On The Can, Okay?!: Facebook Wants To Share Your Current Location With Friends

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Facebook
just rolled out an update to their mobile app that allows you to share your current location with friends so they can stalk/kill you. Sweet. Gosh, I sure hope they torture me first!

The most worrying aspect of Facebook Places is that you can be checked in by other people. So if you're skipping work, for example, and having lunch with a friend instead, they can check you both in and your boss could see it and fire you.


Fortunately, you need to opt-in to that privacy setting. The first time someone tries to check you in, you'll get an option to not allow them to do so or to allow other people to check you in. But once you approve one, you'll approve all future friend check-ins.

Thanks but no thanks, Facebook. Actually -- forget the first thanks, just no thanks. The last thing I need is some "friend" checking me into places thinking it'd be funny. *checks Superficial Writer into gay club like a million times*

Facebook is ready to tell the world where you are at all times [dvice]

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This post is here so that someone else can't be first.

I wish Jesus and God would 'Like' my posts.

@2

That'd be difficult since neither exist.

sorry he says there just not that good.

Bit late on this one? by what 2 days?

TRollin trollIn troLlin!
REFUKIn!!!!!!

This would be useful if you were kidnapped and buried in a coffin with a breathing tube. Or kept in a dark basement pit and forced to apply lotion. Or trapped up a tree by a grizzly. Or trapped in the past or the future.

Happens all the time.

just saying, you can actually go to your facebook settings from a computer and block all that stuff immediately, before anyone attempts to use it on you.

Now imagine combinig all personal info on facebook with current location. what do you get? targeted lcd commersials everywhere! :D

Really?

I'm going to be the first person to point out that Facebook needs to die as soon as possible?

I cannot believe I am the only one who'd rather commit suicide than participate in all the ridiculousness that Facebook tries to force on you now-a-days.

NEWSFLASH: Facebook sells personal information and locations to ass-raping alliens!

this could be very usefull for my planned amok run............

I'm an internet celebrity and here my mom was just saying I'd amount to nothing, but a physicist. Suck it woman!!!

except a physicist* grammar isn't my strong suit. That's why I stick with mathematics.

@7 your right thank you for pointing out the obvious advantages of this update, well that just goes to show it's always good to look on the bright side of life!

We don't give a shit about your life GW. Stop trying to act cool by showing us you know a girl on facebook. Grats btw . . . I lost that bet.

The thing is that the "Places" thing is only currently working in the US. Now that's a problem for us British stalkers

that girl IS really tan

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