Unsuspected Eyes

Friday, September 17, 2010

Undetected people may be watching you right now. They may be absolutely anywhere, spying on your every move.

The unusual irony about this is you allow it to happen. You put yourself out there to be detected nearly every single day.

What am I talking about, you ask? I am talking about social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.

Social networking sites have become ever increasingly popular not only to the public but also to journalists.

Journalists typically use the websites in a professional manner like posting information about journalism or news that may be happening around them.

The public, on the other hand, tend to use the networking websites in a personal manner. They update their statuses multiple times a day, sometimes even including what their location is.

Burglars have been eying in on those statuses, using them to plan their next attack.

Now, you may be thinking, "This can't happen to me." The truth is, "Yes, it can." I'm sure this man never thought it could happen to him.

Burglars are also banding together to create a "burglary ring".

What can you do to protect yourself? Simple, don't post personal information on the Internet or add people you don't know.

If you must post personal information don't include your current location or whether you may be home or not.

To try and counter-act these attacks there is a website called pleaserobme.com. The site is used to inform the public on the dangers of social networking sites.

Now that you have been informed on the dangers of social networking sites, hopefully you will take caution and protect yourself.

Happy networking.


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