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DanJones
DanJones
8/31/2015 | 1:20:30 PM
Re: Crime assistant
I don't think happn is really analogous to Ashley Madison though.
MikeP688
MikeP688
8/28/2015 | 4:15:52 PM
Re: Crime assistant
Discretion is key.   I caught The Last Word on MSNBC, though, whereby Glen Gleenwald reflected upon the predicament of someone who took to Ashley Madison to seek comfort and compassion--But one indication of the extent of the problem was when the CEO resigned.
DanJones
DanJones
8/28/2015 | 3:09:30 PM
Re: Crime assistant
With happn you opt out by turning off the GPS on your phone!
Kruz
Kruz
8/27/2015 | 6:17:21 PM
Re: Crime assistant
It is sad to read what has happened with Ashley madison. If it is really private and is a life changer, dont go online with it, regardless of the content portal you will be using and how safe it is.
Kruz
Kruz
8/27/2015 | 6:14:17 PM
Re: Crime assistant
Mapping it to linkedIn can be an option for networking, and again a solution to all the creepiness is users opting out whenever they like,sharing locations they want to. We have already accepted using location services on google and google now has access to every location i have been in the past 4 years. This is on a remote server that i know is secure, but again is prone to breach. Google knows about my location more than I do, and I have no idea with which 3rd party it is sharing it (Google was just used as a reference, as this is a practice by all location based service). As long as the user has the option to opt in/out and can follow up in case of a breach, then I wouldn't call this creepy, but a risk the user is willing to take.
sowen557
sowen557
8/27/2015 | 1:10:24 PM
Re: crapware!
Creepy.
DanJones
DanJones
8/27/2015 | 12:57:40 PM
Re: Crime assistant
The data scrapped from Facebook wouldn't have helped you much to network, I wouldn't think, it was pretty scant. If they did a LinkedIn location-based app that would be more in the vein of what you're thinking of, I'd expect.
DanJones
DanJones
8/27/2015 | 12:55:40 PM
Re: Crime assistant
It would be pretty hard to locate people's homes I would think, unless you noticed you consistently passed them at a certain residential area at particular times. 34th street is not residential! But you would quickly get a pretty good idea when people were likely to be on your street for example. 

The sheer number of people moving about in NYC pobably makes it less of a stalking worry. Once you get to smaller towns though...
MikeP688
MikeP688
8/27/2015 | 10:17:52 AM
Re: Crime assistant
You're a lot more braver than I am @Cruz.   But the breach shows a lot more that all need to be worried about...enjoyed this as I have been tending to my "daily roundup" which I wanted to pass on:

https://econsultancy.com/blog/66866-what-brands-can-learn-from-the-ashley-madison-hack/?utm_source=currently&utm_medium=browser-extension&utm_campaign=chrome
Kruz
Kruz
8/27/2015 | 9:33:24 AM
Re: Crime assistant
I would use the app if it werent for dating, in order to locate peers of people of same interest. Let's say you are attending a huge event: MWC, with 80k somewhat visitors. I would love to be able to locate people of interest that are in a walking distance, or find out where my colleagues are instead of having to call each every hour or so. Of course, the app needs to have access to LBS accurate data location services for indoor detection.

In addition, users should be able to fairly opt out from being detected, should they wish to do so(time based, location based, or simply by disabling the feature manually).

 
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