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Most of us heard about a popular feature used by most social media websites, called “People Nearby”: it shows people’s exact location and also allows users to find each other and get in contact.

Questions arose when the people’s addresses were available for just everybody introducing a random or fake direction. Security researchers figured out that there was a risk of oversharing personal information with unknown people. All these create a fertile field for a malicious user to join local discussion groups to promote scams or fake investments.

The problem can be easily solved by simply disabling the feature and preserve personal privacy. 

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