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Offline Bugbatter

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Identity Theft and Social Media: How Are They Related?
« on: August 13, 2016, 01:43:59 PM »
Social media: two words that have become synonymous with how we connect ourselves to our fellow humans in the 21st century.

Relationships can be formed and broken all inside a virtual world. We post pictures of our children, food, likes and dislikes for the world to see. While this technical revolution of the past decade can be viewed as exciting and innovative, it also leaves us vulnerable, particularly to identity theft.

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Re: Identity Theft and Social Media: How Are They Related?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 06:05:07 PM »
I have a niece who refuses to post pictures of her baby girl. She will send you a picture but only thru the mail and she has asked that no one post pictures of her daughter online anywhere. At first blush it is strange that she would not, but after thinking about it for a few seconds, I figured out it was a good idea for the exact reason given. To many people share to many things online. It is almost a 180 degree swing from the way much of the internet used to be, and still is. Anonymous. To many people come online and hide behind some name yet seconds later they log on to Facebook and tells the entire world what they just did. Boggles the mind.

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