There’s no doubt social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have made it easier to connect with people across the globe, but they have also made it simple to collect a gamut of personal information about anyone. If you don’t implement stringent privacy controls to hide your social media content, it’s likely that users viewing your profiles will be able to learn about your family, your workplace, your favourite places to eat….and certain facts that may appeal to burglars such as:
- Items you own: television sets, laptops, mobile devices, etc.
- Where you live, which can be scary considering applications such as Google Maps make it easy to find the best driving and/or public transit routes.
- How long you will likely be away from your home.