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Gather more foursquare Likes

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Gather more foursquare Likesfoursquare added a feature to allow people to like checkins without a 4sq account. Seeing the potential for abuse I tried to see whether I could like my own checkin, so I fired up a clean browser so I could try and like a checkin and I was unable to as it asked me to login.

Does it work for you?

Your best check-ins, now with more likes

Remember that time that barista made a foam art panda bear in your latte that looked exactly like a certain botched fresco and you took a picture with your check-in, and tweeted it, and blasted it out …

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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FourSquare is trying to get me High

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FourSquare is trying to get me HighI live down the road from an Amsterdam Coffee Shop, one of those places were you can buy weed. foursquare points to it and asks me whether I would like to try a new spot?

Sorry foursquare, no I do not want to get high.

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December 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

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FourSquare Tips containing Adverts #gps #geolocation #jobs

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I recently started noticing that certain locations that I check into had tips which were usually for companies close to that location. An example it the ING Bank advertising their career site when you are in the discount electronics shop across the road or in the mall. Or Heineken informing you that you can link your FourSquare profile to your Heineken profile.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Phone Apps could use Interaction Designers #crackberry #rant

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I’ve had my new CrackBerry with BES for 2 weeks now, and installed the FourSquare, Gowalla, GMail, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Seesmic applications on the first day. After 2 weeks of using them all I can say is these phone app builders need to talk to interaction designers.

I think it had been said by somebody else some time ago that there should be consistency between the actions that are performed between the applications, scroll down should always be one button and scroll up a different on. I didn’t expect that these consistency issues would have been solved, but it would have been nice. What I find most problematic is that most don’t have any form of statefulness in their application.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

GeoLocation and Data Leakage Prevention #foursquare #gowalla #dlp #security

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To make it clear I’m not speaking of the information being broadcast by employees to social media, I’ve been musing on the risks of Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) of third party employees such as consultants using geolocation services such as foursquare, or Gowalla. Many companies – very usual with consulting companies – have requirements that their employees do not release the names of customers or customer data to the media, this includes releasing data pertaining to services which are offered, these policies have yet to be fully enforced when it comes to geolocation services.

For a consulting company, such as mine, which has a reasonably diverse offering of security software to customers, yet for a company who is known as a RSA, Oracle or Novell integrator it can create risk vectors when it is known that their in house software leans towards a specific platform. In this way it could become public knowledge that a company uses a specific product, and based on the date of the visits information pertaining to versions can be inferred.

Naturally posting the geolocation to a service such as foursquare doesn’t necessarily open security holes, and it may not violate the standard of “Due Care” in that it is not necessarily negligent to release this information. Although it might not be in the best interest of the customer to make this public knowledge.

On the other had there is also an advantage to be had, in any cases of disputes a travel log like an entry log can be produced as corroborating evidence, although without direct evidence this merely proves where the physical access control device was and not the location of the disputed individual. And only circumstantially where the owner was located.

Your thoughts?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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