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    Instagram to shut down 'Like Patrol' app that allows stalking on users

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    The snoopy app is reportedly violating the Facebook-owned company's rules.

    It seems counter intuitive – after all, social media helps you share your opinions and speak to a larger audience. But thanks to rampant identity theft and online stalking, there is a solid argument to be made to target your social posts instead of keeping them public. Karan Bajaj shows you how.
    CALIFORNIA [USA]: An app called Like Patrol which takes Instagram's defunct 'Following' Tab to a creepier level is reportedly violating the Facebook-owned company's rules and is likely to be shut down soon.

    Launched in July, Like Patrol amplifies social media surveillance allowing stalking of other Instagram users. As Cnet reports, Instagram has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Like Patrol for scraping people's data without consent.

    Instagram killed its own 'Following' tab in early October that allowed people to see what posts and accounts their friends were interacting with, bringing it the reputation of a stalking tool in disguise.

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    It seems counter intuitive – after all, social media helps you share your opinions and speak to a larger audience. But thanks to rampant identity theft and online stalking, there is a solid argument to be made to target your social posts instead of keeping them public. Karan Bajaj shows you how.


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