Here is a little something to think about the next time you consider posting your offline travels or activities to a social network: not posting anything at all can turn out to be the best and safest policy.
According to several U.S. news outlets in Nashua, N.H., police say they’ve arrested three young men allegedly responsible for about 50 burglaries in the city last month. More specifically, TV station WMUR notes that the suspects “used social-networking sites such as Facebook to identify victims who posted online that they would not be home at a certain time”.
It is estimated that the group managed to steal approximately $100,000 worth of electronics, ammunition, fireworks, and other items.
What do you think? Is this an early sign of a new and growing criminal trend?
- Published 09/13/10