“Yiannis Kakavas, a 26-year-old Greek graduate student at Germany’s Technischen Universität Darmstadt, has spent his tenure in academia studying such privacy issues, and is currently completing his thesis on critical infrastructure protection. Vehement about the importance of information security, Kakavas created a fascinating app tailor-made for stalkers: “Creepy” is a cautionary prophecy against the gradual diminishment of privacy in today’s digital age.

Described by Kakavas as a “geolocation information aggregator”, Creepy analyzes a user’s tweets, Facebook posts, and Flickr stream, generating a map of where that person is, as well as the specific locations they frequent. Though the notion of creating such an app may sound creepy in and of itself, Kakavas points out in an interview with tech site Thinq_, that if Creepy works, it’s the fault of the user.”

From The Huffpost Technology