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Foursquare alters check-in feature

Location-based check-in service Foursquare has altered its check-in feature on how it handles people who choose to check-in at their home or other personal addresses.
The revised features enhance the privacy of users who want to share their locations at all times.
“A lot of people love checking in to their homes on foursquare. They want to be Mayor of their house, or they may want their friends to know they made it home safe after a night out, or they may be tracking the time they wake up every morning with a quick check-in. It’s obviously an important part of your day,” Foursquare said on its blog.
Previously, venues that were categorized as “homes” only showed up in the “nearby places” list if you were friends with the creator of the venue, if you’d checked in there before, or if you searched for it specifically by name.
As part of the revisions, Foursquare has also decided to hide personal addresses on the venue page unless you’re friends with the person viewing the information. Additionally, the company only allows friends to see the location pin placed on the venue page’s map listing.
Source: Venture Beat