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Posts Tagged ‘online safety’

How Burglars Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

With the rise of social media, burglars have easier access to specific information regarding homeowners than ever before.

More than 75% of burglars reportedly use Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare to target potential properties. But that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself.

The following infographic, issued by the UK’s Distinctive Doors, takes a look at all the ways burglars utilize social media, and therefore what you should be doing to secure your property.

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Teen’s Death Is Eerie Reminder About Stranger Danger Online

Hannah Truelove is said to have been a shy teen. And although external beauty isn’t the measure of a person, friends say her inner beauty was equally striking.

She was found dead this past Friday night, just behind the apartment complex where she lived with her mom. Police suspect social media played a role – and they’re looking at Twitter specifically.
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Shooter May Have Used Twitter To Locate Victims

In Vancouver, two men were shot in front of a popular downtown restaurant. One of the wounded men, 24-year-old rapper Lazeevil, tweeted that he was eating at the restaurant, Italian Kitchen, twice before the shooting happened.
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