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  • Following Twitter Suspension, WeKnowYourHouse Returns, Continues To Post Twitter Users’ Addresses, Home Photos

    Following Twitter Suspension, WeKnowYourHouse Returns, Continues To Post Twitter Users’ Addresses, Home Photos

    Wait, I’ve seen this one before, back when it was called Please Rob Me and based on Foursquare. The folks (folk?) behind the latest “social networking privacy experiment” called We Know Your House have just brought their website back online, following a swift takedown of their Twitter account after media reports disclosed what they were up to. In case you missed it: We Know… Read More

  • Facebook In New Hampshire Turns Into A Real-Life PleaseRobMe.com

    Facebook In New Hampshire Turns Into A Real-Life PleaseRobMe.com

    Remember Please Rob Me, the site that tried to raise awareness about the dangers of broadcasting publicly on Foursquare and other geo services when you are not home? I don’t know that any burglaries ever actually occurred as a result of the information on the site, which in any case is not operational any more (it made its point). But when you take the same idea of location broadcasting… Read More

  • Foursquare Responds To Please Rob Me: Please Shut Up

    Foursquare Responds To Please Rob Me: Please Shut Up

    The team behind the hot location-based service Foursquare took the time tonight to write a rare longer post about location privacy. Their basic stance: we take privacy very seriously and understand it. Also, that service Please Rob Me should shut up. In fact, it seems the entire impetus behind Foursquare’s post was Please Rob Me, the mock service set up in an attempt to show the dangers… Read More

  • Please Rob Me Makes Foursquare Super Useful For Burglars

    Please Rob Me Makes Foursquare Super Useful For Burglars

    Location-based services are all the rage right now. Even everyone seems to agree that the controversial Google Buzz did at least one thing right in adding a location element to its mobile site. But as great as these services are for connecting social networking with actual social activity, there is a downside we’re all well aware of too: privacy. A new site throws this issue back into… Read More