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Submission + - Criminal Tracker app - should raise same questions as recent stalker app (gizmag.com)

wolfguru writes: Recent app "Girls Near Me" raised questions about stalking and intrusion into private lives by combining public information from Facebook, Foursquare and Google Maps. Should this new "Criminal Tracker" app raise the same questions, even with "better intentions" ? Public listings and web postings of Sex Offender registries have caused problems while intending to provide valuable information on potential threats. Does this application present a similar challenge to the difficult balance of providing information while maintaining privacy?

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