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Foursquare Changes Privacy Policy, Suit Filed Against Instagram

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January 2, 2013

Foursquare announced last week that it is changing its privacy policy effective January 28, PC Magazine reports. The service will now show full names across its website instead of a mix of first name and last initial, and it will allow businesses to see an expanded list of users who have checked in. A company e-mail stated, “This is great for helping store owners identify their customers and give them more personal service or offers.” Foursquare has also created “Privacy 101,” a stripped-down version of its privacy policy. Meanwhile, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Instagram for its proposed privacy policy changes. According to the report, the lawsuit cites a breach of contract, among other claims.
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