Google Drops Location Alerts

People started getting emails notifying them where their friends were. Yeah, a little creepy. So it's not surprising to hear that Google has quietly killed the feature.

Back in February, we noted a sort of creepy feature of Google Latitude that was annoying some users: Location Alerts. The beta feature actually launched alongside the Location History feature the previous November, but it didn’t get a lot of attention at the time. Then people started getting emails notifying them where their friends were — without asking for such emails. Yeah, a little creepy. So it shouldn’t be too surprising to hear that Google has quietly killed the feature.

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