Disturbing New Tracking Revelations. The Latest Culprit? Foursquare.

Don’t have an account at Foursquare – then why is the company tracking you? The answers’ both simple and profound: You are their Product. The latest revelations are part of the sideshow at SXSW 2019 in Austin, Texas and a component of it’s ‘Hypertrending‘ construct. What are they thinking?

“You might think you don’t use Foursquare, but chances are you do. Foursquare’s technology powers the geofilters in Snapchat, tagged tweets on Twitter; it’s in Uber, Apple Maps, Airbnb, WeChat, and Samsung phones, to name a few. (Condé Nast Traveler, owned by the same parent company as WIRED, relies on Foursquare data.)” – via the erudite Paris Martineau, writing for Condé Nast-owned Wired.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2019/3/11/disturbing-new-tracking-revelations-the-latest-culprit-foursquare