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Facebook announces 'Nearby Friends' tracking feature




An illustration of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page.
An illustration of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page.
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Today, Facebook is announcing a new feature which will let users track each other, called "Nearby Friends."

The company says it's a great way to connect with friends in real time, but critics worry that it could be a real invasion of privacy. For more on this, we turn to Reed Albergotti who's been reporting on this for the Wall Street Journal.