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Posting Holiday Photos May Invite Burglary

SOCIAL NETWORKING

June 14, 2012

A report in The Age details ways in which posting information about your upcoming trip or photos while on holiday to social networking sites could lead criminals to target you. ''Not only are you telling me where you are, you're telling me where you're not,'' said one cyber-safety consultant, adding, “police don't ask about social media when they attend burglaries, we have no idea of the extent of the problem.” Geo-tags, which are automatically included on photos taken with most smartphones, identify photo locations and can be extracted on many photo-sharing applications, so even if you don’t post your location, others can decipher it.
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