Services based on your location, such as Foursquare, are popular in the tech-centric bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York City. But for many people, these services remain odd - and potentially creepy - tools on your smart phone to let friends or even strangers know you just showed up to a restaurant, gym or the corner deli.
According to a Pew Internet&American Life Project
survey this spring, only 5 percent of adult Internet users in the U.S. have used such a service. With the entry of Facebook Places to the mix, though, this number is likely to grow.
For now, here is a rundown for the other 95 percent on what Facebook Places means and how to protect your privacy.Text:
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