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My problem is with the unnecessarily invasive (atrocious!) permissions the Android app requires.It looks like the company wants to collect more information about me than really necessary for the purpose of "NextDoor neighborhood bulletin board".

Among others, it wants to: find accounts on the device read your own contact card read your contacts find accounts on the device (It doesn't look like that is because it creates its own account, as it doesn't request "add or remove accounts") read your own contact card read phone status and identity read call log read your text messages (SMS or MMS) approximate location (network-based) precise location (GPS and network-based) B. Smith "¢ 2 years ago I discovered 3 days ago that the NextDoor site is sitting on top of a software "PLATFORM" run by a company Maponics (who is repackaging and reselling every bit of this information to Facebook, Google, etc.) READ THE PRIVACY POLICY ON NEXTDOOR. NEXTDOOR ADDS THE FOLLOWING TO THE USER EXPERIENCE: SERVER LOGS to collect data, WEB BEACONS attached to their website and emails to track your usage. They currently own NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT EVERYONE APPARENTLY, ACCORDING TO THEIR PRIVACY POLICY.

If you use Facebook Connect, these two services can and will cross-populate platforms given a chance to do so. SEE THE NEXTDOOR PRIVACY POLICY, PAGE 2, LAST PARAGRAPH: re: Facebook Connect. HOW DOES A COMPANY BRAND GO FROM NOTHING TO INTERNATIONAL in 3 YEARS??? If NextDoor was a startup, they would have to build infrastructure, test for stability on multiple browsers, build up security, create marketing plans and sales plans, and hire and sell.

3 YEARS TO INTERNATIONAL BRANDING...SEEMS VERY UNREALISTIC, EVEN WITH TONS OF MONEY AT ONE'S FINGERTIPS. BEWARE...NEXTDOOR IS NOT WHAT THEY SEEM. REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE BEING RECRUITED TO BECOME "LEADS" IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS. THEY ARE ALSO TASKED WITH REPORTING BACK ON YOU, LOOK AT THE POLICIES: one such quote from the policy for verifying you live where you live: "In addition, neighborhood Leads can see unverified neighbors and their addresses and manually verify them.

To further help with neighbor verification, Leads may also be able to see all neighbors' addresses, regardless of their display settings. We may inform Leads who has joined the neighborhood. ANOTHER POLICY DISCLAIMER IF YOU MOVE: "We may notify the neighborhood Leads of your departure from the neighborhood and give you an opportunity to explain it to the Leads." WOW, BLOCK NANNIES FOR ALL!!! I contacted a local real estate (Moss Beach, CA) agent name Trish McCoy regarding her setting up the Nextdoor website (she states she is the Lead and she set it up).

When asked about the privacy policy set up by Nextdoor, she claimed she never read it, told me that the quotes I have printed here and from their privacy policy was NOT TRUE AND THEN SHE RESORTED TO IMMEDIATE NAME CALLING KNOWN AS CHARACTER ASSASSINATION FOR SIMPLY ASKING HER IF SHE HAD READ THE POLICIES AND UNDERSTOOD THE PLATFORM PART WHERE THE DATA WAS BEING MINED AND PACKAGED FOR SELL. She was upset for my asking her about Maponics and their policies and MS. MCCOY STATED SHE DID NOT CARE IF THEY WERE SELLING EVERYONE'S INFORMATION. She told me that she refused to view the privacy policy, so we ended the conversation The professional backgrounds of the individuals at MAPONICS ARE VERY INTERESTING.

It appears that they report their information back to EVERY CORPORATION UNDER THE SUN, and specialize in GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE (see TIMM.PDF). There are over FORTY THOUSAND SITES UNDER THIS NEXTDOOR BRAND if you read the Maponics information, ALONG WITH OWNERSHIP IN MARKETS ACROSS THE GLOBE: They are integrated into Real Estate, medical, academics, emergency services, and probably many more not found, yet. There are uncomfirmed reports that Next Door was founded by an ex CIA man, and there has been talk that is funded by the NSA. Next Door might not be what it seems.

There is big government.

big orporation, and even hints of some kind of cult, as dangerous as Scientology.It is a front organization collecting colosal amounts of personal data.

Reason of review: Privacy violations outrage.

I didn't like: Invasion of privacy insulting and offensive.

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