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Submission + - Dutch PleaseRobMe Site Reveals Privacy Concerns (bbc.co.uk)

H3xx writes: "A Dutch website called PleaseRobMe claims to reveal the location of empty homes by cross-referencing what people post on Twitter by way of a game called Foursquare, which is based on a person's location in the real world.

The developers of the site told BBC News the site was designed to prove a point about the dangers of sharing precise location information on the internet. Quote:

"It's basically a Twitter search — nothing new," said Mr Van Amstel. "Anyone who can do HTML and javascript can do this. You could almost laugh at how easy it is.""

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