We think the first comment on the apology post sort of sums up the way people feel about this issue:“
For more about the security hole, check out Wired’s original article.
I like Foursquare, and I’m not sure how important the data which was being leaked is. However, that isn’t the point. For a small business the most important thing is building trust with your users. This is a breach of trust.
They have work to do win it back.
The rush to Location Based Services in the online space is a potential legal and PR nightmare for companies. I, for one, would like to be absolutely certain of the benefits and our ability to minimise the risks before I would go down that route.