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Don’t you just hate it when you keep running into the people you’d rather not see at all?

Now there’s an app to avoid that.

Cloak is a free iPhone app that pulls location information from Foursquare and Instagram.

Using that info, it helps prevent those awkward encounters.

Users can set up notifications for people they’d like to avoid: Exes, enemies or maybe co-workers.

There’s even an option to avoid everyone in your social network.

In theory, someone could use the app purposefully to run into people who’d rather be ignored.

To prevent any unwanted abuse of your location information, lock down your privacy settings and don’t share your whereabouts unless you’re comfortable with people knowing exactly where you are.