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New Facebook Mobile Location Tracking App in Development

The world's largest social network is currently making a new smartphone app designed to offer mobile location tracking. Leaks of the development of the app, which will function even when it is off, were reported to Bloomberg on February 5, 2013. Though Facebook spokesman Derick Mains has not officially offered a comment regarding the app, a source revealed that product director Peter Deng is leading the advancement of app which should be available as early as mid-March. To further the
rumors, the source revealed software and development engineers from Glancee and Gowalla have contributed to the creation of the app geared toward, as the source offered: "tell you and your friends about people or events nearby, or offer deals to you that you might be interested in."

With it's shifting privacy polices and non-transparent practices, the social network's latest app is expected to forward Facebook's expansion of its mobile frontier. Of the latest app, Facebook reps offered in a statement regarding the data use policy: "When we get your GPS location, we put it together with other location information we have about you (like your current city) but we only keep it until it is no longer useful to provide you services, like keeping your last GPS coordinates to send you relevant notifications."

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