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    Location-based services are a double-edged sword

    By Sam Killenberg The double-edged sword that is social media is just getting sharper with the advent of a new concept in the world of apps: location-based networking. Enter Foursquare, one of Top App Charts’ top 50 social media apps. The concept behind Foursquare is very simple. The estimated 30 million users of the free app can “check in” to places they visit when they’re out and about. Foursquare saves data about the check-ins and shares it with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers. Your friends can see where you’ve been, and you can see where they’ve been. Foursquare also deduces what other venues, restaurants or businesses you might want…