Facebook will soon add a not-so-surprising feature: location updates. While not a novel service, it has generated controversy over its potential for abuse.
The New York Times reports that Facebook plans to unveil updates at next month’s F8, the Facebook developer conference.
Facebook News Feed will soon contain friend locations. Location-based tools will also be available to apps developers. Like the iPhone, for example, soon many Facebook users will be tracked and found through Facebook use.
Hopefully this intriguing new feature won’t lead to an increase in stalking, something which Facebook had already made much easier for people to do even without GPS.