"Stalker App" Pulled by Facebook Hours After It Launched
Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2012 09:00 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The app "Find Friends Nearby," also known as "Friendshake," was removed by Facebook hours after it was launched.
The app allows users to locate strangers nearby and connect with them. It has raised several privacy concerns since being launched, as news reports nicknamed the app the "Stalker App."
A Facebook rep has said that the app was only an engineer's test, not a finalized product.
"With all tests, some get released as full products, others don't," the rep wrote in an e-mail. "Nothing more to say on this for now."