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Facebook Can Pinpoint Your Exact Location Down to Location in a Room — RT News

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If you value privacy, you may want to think twice before using Facebook Messenger. A new extension for Chrome has revealed just how much location data is shared through the app – and it’s enough to track someone down with almost perfect accuracy.

The extension – called the ‘Marauder’s Map,’ after the magical map in Harry Potter – pinpoints the locations of a person’s Facebook friends. It allows a person to track their movements, learning about their routines and weekly schedules.

Though some may view the information as useful, others think it is downright creepy, as it hands over a person’s movements on a silver platter to any potential stalkers.

Khanna developed the extension after noticing that Facebook Messenger locations had more than five decimal points of precision – meaning the sender’s location was pinpointed within three feet (one meter) of accuracy.

By testing his map on a group of Facebook friends who posted on chat at least once a day, Khanna realized he could see where one of them lived – even down to the exact location of his dorm room

via ‘Marauders Map’: App exposes ease of tracking Facebook Messenger users — RT News.

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

May 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on Random Candidate.

    thatrandomcandidate

    May 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm

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    agent provocateur

    May 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm


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