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Users have long felt some unease towards Facebook and its furtive privacy settings, and that feeling is about to grow as Facebook appears ready to launch a smartphone app that will track users’ locations. Bloomberg reports that the app would run in the background on a device even when the app isn’t open and would be designed to not only track where your friends are, but also deliver location-relevant ads, deals, and promotions. The knee-jerk reaction here is one of privacy-violating horror--all of your Facebook friends can just...track you? That’s not to mention the discomfort... Read more...