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    Facebook Pulls ‘Stalker’ App

    SAN ANSELMO, CA - MAY 09:  The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.  An investigation by The Pew Research Center found that Facebook has become a player in the news industry as the popular social media site is driving an increasing amount of traffic to news web sites.  (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Did Facebook stumble again? The company pulled its controversial “Find Friends Nearby” app, just hours after it launched on Monday. The so-called stalker app allowed mobile users to locate Facebook friends who were near their geographic location, whether they were actually friends with them or not. But the app was pulled soon after its launch. A spokesman for the social network said: “This wasn’t a formal release—this was just something that a few engineers were testing. With all tests, some get released as full products; others don’t.”

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