Website “WeKnowYourHouse.com” Threats Your Privacy and Safety

 

A new website known as WeKnowYourHouse.com combinations tweets by users who write about being home and sifts through those posts to find ones that also include the users’ location data. Having those two pieces of information, which are publicly available, the site also incorporates Google Streetview to post an image of the person’s home.

An already established website “PleaseRobMe.com” uses a similar technique, but to do the opposite by letting people know when you are not at home, such as vacationing or at an event.

This is a reminder, as entertaining and engaging social networking can be, there are dangers and it should be used as responsibly as possible.

If you do not want anyone to find out where you live on WeKnowYourHouse.com or any other social media platform turning off your location data is the best bet.

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