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Obama's Location Based App: Creepy or Creative?

by Jane Susskind, published

Want to find the closest Democrat in your neighborhood? Let Barack Obama help you. His new app allows you to find Democrats on a map, with their name and address. Borderline creepy? Or is he taking canvassing to the next level?

The New York Times calls it “the science-fiction dream of political operatives," while Slate refers to it as a "creepy" new app.

A spokesperson for the Obama campaign defends the app, arguing that there are no new privacy issues.

“Anyone familiar with the political process in America knows this information about registered voters is available and easily accessible to the public.”

What do you think of the new app? Innovative, or just plain creepy?

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