Isn’t it funny that we live behind closed doors but our private lives are wide open to the entire world? We cautiously block the window with thick curtains so people wouldn’t see what we are doing. We lock the door so no one could enter without permission. But then we sit comfortably on the settee and pouring ourselves and everything we have got out. Our next door neighbor wouldn’t know that I was away for 2 months, back to Indonesia and Vietnam. But the rest of the world can find out easily.
But we are not aware that information we share can be used against us.
When a British student was killed in Perugia, Italy, police uses her Facebook to trace her friends, her last activities and moments.
Only last month an Australian teenager became a national headline when he was throwing a party that went out of control when 500 drunk partygoers started the mini riot. The saga was only ended after 30 officers, a helicopter and a dog squad were sent to his home to break up the rave, but the Australian teenager might have to pay £9,000 (USD 18,000) bill, charged by the Melbourne police. His only mistake? Sent out the invite through MySpace.
To learn more about the danger of social networking websites, click below links:
- Beware of Facebook Danger
- The Dangers of Facebook
- Probe Finds Facebook Users in Danger of Identity Theft
- The Danger of MySpace and Facebook To Your Children
- Facebook ‘Ideal’ For Phishing Attacks: Researchers
- Facebook Identity Theft Dangers
Personally, I’m about to erase my MySpace account, because I have had received so many trashy, rude messages. Now I am thinking about doing the same thing with Facebook, unless Facebook changes their security system, by adding the choice of showing pictures and personal data to public or only to certain friends. Or perhaps I’d just delete all personal informations and pictures, and stick to “Send the Cupcakes” or “You’re Hot!” applications….