Hi Martin & NeuroCM,
Sorry about that. That is a bug that randomly occurs. No one is stalking you and we aren't trying to share info across vast distances.
We didn't catch this until after we submitted to the App store. We have a fix in the next release that is in review with Apple now. With the fix, you should only see that notification when you are really in a physical group of people that are actively trying to use Hello Connect to share information.
Just to make things clear, Evernote Hello is *NOT* a social network or a location based discovery tool for strangers. It is an app to help you capture and recall everything about people you meet in the same vein as Evernote is the tool that helps you capture and recall general information (notes, pictures, articles, etc). We will use social networks and other online data to enhance the information about the people you meet but will not automatically upload or share anything to your networks. You can read more about how we access and use the data on your devices here.
We take your data and your privacy very seriously and would never expose either without your permissions or knowledge.
You also should not let being a free user stop you from accessing technical support or other resources we have to help you get the most out of any of Evernote's apps. As a product manager, I get weekly reports on Customer Support requests and am on the forums almost daily. Our support team is top notch and will usually respond to emails and tickets within a few days.