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Via: Cloak
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Here's the premise behind the mobile app Cloak: Cloak will scrub the data of your "friends" using their Instagram and Foursquare information (remember, these are things they voluntarily give out) and display them on a map using your phone's GPS. Just like that, you can completely avoid them in real time as they update their information. There's a few problems, of course. Namely, you're only going to be able to avoid people that incessantly update their every move on social media - though to be fair that seems like the perfect kind of person to excise from your life forever.

Then there's another matter entirely, that this is actually kind of a dream program for stalkers. So, uh, double-edged sword I guess?

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The "Ebola Tracker" app and its sister site, EbolaNear.me, use your computer or phone's location data to tell you the nearest case of Ebola. By putting some stark numbers between the reality of Ebola and what you hear on the news, the developers hope to raise awareness of the fear-based reporting that has covered the disease.

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