Creepy Chrome extension exhibits the place FB messages come from

Creepy Chrome extension shows where FB messages come from

Regardless that Fb’s cellular Messenger particularly tells you that it tracks your location knowledge the primary time you put in the app (and each time you begin a brand new dialog), most people do not realize how typically and the way precisely it truly does so. In reality, the app pings your location every time you ship a textual content. And with this new Chrome extension, you’ll see precisely the place your contacts have been messaging you from — with out their information or consent.

Dubbed the “Marauder’s Map” (sure, like from Harry Potter), the extension leverages GPS knowledge that is embedded into every Messenger message to surreptitiously find and monitor whoever despatched it. This is not an actual-time monitoring technique by any means, thoughts you; the extension merely compiles that embedded knowledge right into a cohesive map. Nevertheless, it does permit anybody you’ve got mailed with FB Messenger to see the place you’ve got been. If this sounds a bit too stalkerish on your tastes, you can all the time simply uninstall Messenger and use any of the myriad of alternate texting apps at present available on the market. Supposing that is not an choice, you’ll be able to alternately simply flip off your GPS location service earlier than launching this system.

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