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Foursquare Makes Your Full Name the Default Check-In

FoursquareFoursquare told users via email that as of Jan. 28 it will show their full names by default, instead of first name/last initial, and that business locations will be able to see more than the current three-hour history of their visitors’ check-ins. Both privacy policy changes make the service more friendly to businesses, and the first clears up inconsistency in how names were displayed throughout the product. The company is trying to be uber-careful about rolling out privacy changes in light of other services’ recent screwups.

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