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Tip For Summer Vacationers: Careful With Those Twitters

Mike Musgrove

Well, it had to happen sometime.

An Arizona man's house was recently robbed, and he suspects that his Twitter and Facebook habits might be to blame for how his home's burglars found out that he would be away on a vacation. Check out the story here.

"It's not that these Web 2.0 things are creating new crimes," says an insurance agency worker quoted in the piece. "They are providing some new vectors or venues for the crimes that can happen anyway."

So, for anybody going out of town and leaving their homes vacant this summer, there's one more thing to keep in mind these days. If you've got a wide-reaching social network, you might want to watch what you Twiter!

By Mike Musgrove  |  June 11, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  | Category:  Mike Musgrove
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