Here are the actual transactions from a screen grab I took a month ago: Long story short, I called my credit card company.They quickly reversed the charges and investigated.But it does, at a glance, sum up what Girls Around Me is all about: a radar overlaid on top of a Google Map, out of which throbs numerous holographic women posing like pole dancers in a perpetual state of undress. She works at a coffee shop, and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t moonlight picking up tricks.” “How does it know where these girls are? Is it plucking data from your address book or something? Girls Around Me then shows you a map where all the girls in your area trackable by Foursquare area.“Okay, so here’s the way the app works,” I explained to my friends. If there’s more than one girl at a location, you see the number of girls there in a red bubble.
The fact is that relationships, whether dating or married, are hard.Girls Around Me is a standard geolocation based maps app, similar to any other app that attempts to alert you to things of interest in your immediate vicinity: whether it be parties, clubs, deals, or what have you. Click on that, and you can see pictures of all the girls who are at that location at any given time. The settings determining how visible your Facebook and Foursquare data is are complicated, and tend to be meaningless to people who don’t really understand issues about privacy,” I explained.When you load it up, the first thing Girls Around Me does is figure out where you are and load up a Google Map centered around your location. The pictures you are seeing are their social network profile pictures.” “Okay, so they that their data can be used like this for anyone to see? “Most privacy settings on social networks default to share everything with everyone, and since most people never change those…Secrecy is hardly new on Planet Girl: as many an eye-rolling boy will tell you, girls excel at eluding the prying questions of grown ups. From an early age, young women learn that to be a “good girl” they must be nice, avoid conflict and make friends with everyone.It’s an impossible ask (and one I've studied for over a decade) – so girls respond by taking their true feelings underground.