We may blame Facebook for not protecting our privacy, but the reality is, any loss of privacy is really our own damn fault. Take for example this program called Creepy which, by simply grabbing all the geolocation information you make available online, can associate every tweet and photo to a map of where you have been.
When the software finishes its run, it presents you with a map visualising every location that it found -- and that's when the hairs on the back of your neck go up. While the location of an individual tweet might not reveal much, visualising a user's history on a map reveals clusters around their home, their workplace, and the areas they hang out. Everything a stalker could need, in other words.
The goal of the software, says its author Yiannis Kakavas, is to try and raise awareness about privacy in social networking platforms and "just how easy it is to obtain seemingly small and innocent pieces of data people are sharing into a 'larger picture' that potentially gives away information that users wouldn't think of sharing."
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