Friday, March 26, 2010

Giving away whereabouts on social media can present a home security problem

An Indiana woman posted the fact that she was leaving for a concert on Facebook, only to come home and find her home burglarized. Investigation, including the home security cameras, showed that a Facebook “friend” whom she hadn’t seen in 20 years is implicated.

Moral: don’t overdo it with posting details of your life on Twitter or social media. And be careful who you admit as “friends”. (For followers on blogs or Twitter, there is less that can be done.)

The AP story, from New Albany Indiana, is here.

Remember the song "Indiana wants me!" with the police sirens?

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