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Does Foursquare's New Always-On Tracking Policy Go Too Far?

In what The Wall Street Journal calls “extreme shift” in policy, Foursquare’s new app tracks the movement of users whether or not it is open on their mobile devices. “Tracking user whereabouts could arm Foursquare with more valuable data it can sell to partners and advertisers as it searches for new streams of revenue,” WSJ reports. “But this type of persistent location tracking could scare off users who are growing increasingly wary of threats to their mobile privacy.”

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