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Anthony DiMinno Professor Burns Computer Law and Ethics 24 March 2014 CEC Article 3 The article I found, from CNN.com, was titled New app helps you avoid your friends, exes . It was about a new app for the iPhone, called Cloak, that as the title of the article points out, allows the user to pull in location information about their contacts and connections from Instagram and Foursquare data based on their recent posts which allows you to avoid them…at least that’s the intention of the app. It only pulls data from Instagram and Foursquare for now, but Facebook and Twitter will follow soon. Again, the intention of the app is to allow the user to avoid specific people they may not want to run into, like exes or old friends or family members
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Unformatted text preview: that you don’t really like. The creator of the app, Chris Baker, dubs it the “anti-social network”. Cloak’s intentions seem innocent, but they also raise an ethical dilemma as the location information provided can be used in the exact opposite way that it is intended to be used; rather than using the information to ignore certain people, it can just as easily be used to stalk people. It is essentially a summary of all of your social media locations in one place to make it that much easier to find someone. Article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/21/tech/mobile/cloak-app/index.html?hpt=te_t1...
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