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online safety

by Camille Fox

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make sure when you are on line u dont share 1. The Exact Details of Your Upcoming Vacation
Nothing says, “Hey, rob my house” like a proud post about an upcoming vacation. You may think you’re just sharing your excitement over an upcoming week of living like you’re in a Jimmy Buffett song.
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2. Your Personal Location
This one goes hand in hand with the previous rule about vacation. When you let the whole world know that you’re not at home, you’re just asking for a break-in. It’s like holding a garage sale where you don’t collect any money for your stuff.
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Criminals see that, though, and their eyes turn into dollar signs. It’s basically telling the whole world that no one will be at your house for a week straight.
Hard as it may be, keep your vacation plans to yourself. If you must, you can share them with close friends in person or on the phone, but keep that sensitive info off the internet. You never know who might be watching or what bad intentions they might have.
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It’s weird that people really want everyone to know exactly where they are and what they’re doing at all times, but there are plenty of folks lining up to take advantage of the trend.
Don’t be a victim. Disable your location tracker!

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3. That’s true of geotagged images, too.
You don’t necessarily have to share your location to share your location, if you know what we mean. Some apps track your personal location at all times, then add that information to your pictures.
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That’s another great way to tell every weirdo on the internet that your home is open and your stuff is free for the taking.
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2. Your Personal Location
This one goes hand in hand with the previous rule about vacation. When you let the whole world know that you’re not at home, you’re just asking for a break-in. It’s like holding a garage sale where you don’t collect any money for your stuff.
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It’s weird that people really want everyone to know exactly where they are and what they’re doing at all times, but there are plenty of folks lining up to take advantage of the trend.
Don’t be a victim. Disable your location tracker!

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3. That’s true of geotagged images, too.
You don’t necessarily have to share your location to share your location, if you know what we mean. Some apps track your personal location at all times, then add that information to your pictures.
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That’s another great way to tell every weirdo on the internet that your home is open and your stuff is free for the taking.