Twitter yourself out of a TV
quite a few ways of raising awareness about personal
information security, but the crew of PleaseRobMe.com has come up with
a rather innovative approach.
The site uses an aggregation of public Twitter messages fed through
location-based networking site Foursquare. Basically, it uses Twitter
messages to identify which user is away and lists homes that are just
begging to be burgled. So, if you've told your twitter followers you've
gone skiing, you've also told the whole world + dog.
Some might argue that PleaseRobMe.com goes a step or two beyond just
raising awareness, but the site points out that it is merely using
available, public data. Even without the service, a tech savvy criminal
could easily identify vacant homes and take his time robbing the owners
blind while they're twittering about their holiday.
So, don't share your movements on twitter or other sites. Not only will
you keep your property a bit safer, but you will also stop boring
people. Nobody cares if you've gone fishing, skiing or whatnot.
Check it out