STOTW – Location Services Update

One of the more recent services to hit social networking is location updating. In the case of Facebook Places, this service allows users to provide followers with their current location. It’s interesting technology, but user beware.

Case in point: A trio of burglars in New Hampshire were arrested following a series of break-ins. As is turns out, they were monitoring location updates in Facebook and using that information to break into houses where they knew the owners were not home at the time. Between $100,000 and $200,000 of stolen property was eventually recovered.

Is providing your current location to the world a good idea?  You be the judge.


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