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".
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).
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.
Product or Service Mentioned: Nextdoor Mobile Application.
Reason of review: Privacy violations outrage.
Nextdoor Cons: Invasion of privacy insulting and offensive.