"That’s really creepy," said Salt Lake resident, Emily Ballantyne.
The developers took data from Foursquare and Facebook and used it on their app. Once women began calling “Women Around Me” a stalking app, Foursquare blocked it, causing it to shut down.
I-free innovations, the developer of the app put out this statement, it's "unethical to pick a scapegoat to talk about the privacy concerns. We see this wave of negative as a serious misunderstanding of the apps' goals, purpose, abilities and restrictions."
This privacy issue brings up another concern, do we share too much? Salt Lake web guru, Russ Page of Fifty Studio has this reminder for social media buffs.
"I think it's just kind of a safe guideline to decide what you're willing and comfortable with sharing in your personal and public life," Page said.
Remember, in the end, this app didn't hack accounts they only used what was posted publicly. So before you "check in," remember someone could be using that information to check you out.
The “Girls Around Me” app was only around for a few months, but in that time, it was downloaded more than 70,000 times. I-Free says they're now trying to "find a solution" so they can get the app back online.