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Foursquare to show users' full names

  • Foursquare has announced that the full names of users will soon appear publicly across the site.

    The location-based social network informed its members over the weekend of the new privacy policy that will see the full surname of every user displayed, rather than just their initial.

    In an email to users, Foursquare wrote: "In the original versions of Foursquare, these distinctions made sense. But we get emails every day saying that it's now confusing. So, with this change, full names are going to be public."

    The changes are to come into effect from next month.