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  • bennyboo

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    Oct 02, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Are you always updating your facebook, myspace, twitter accounts and so on??? I find it so interseting how people post everything they are doing and going to do... with the hard times we going through and crime on the rise you would think some people are smarter than that.... Criminals look at those sites to find thier next victims.... what do you think???
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    Last night I stayed with a friend who lives in a gated apt complex, smack dab in the middle of Little Haiti (near the design district of Miami). As soon as we walked into his apt, we heard fully automatic gunshots across the street.

    Posting stuff online is the least of my worries. I'm just glad to be back home alive right now. icon_lol.gif
  • Import

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    Oct 02, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    I find it uber annoying when people are constantly updating their facebook and twitter. I use the "hide" option on facebook if someone comes up in my newsfeed too much with annoying updated like "im bored! entertain me" or "I smoke the best weed" and just random stupid ass thoughts that no one could give 2 shits about.

    I also find it annoying when a big show or event is on TV and then people update their status everytime something hapens on said show or event. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I hate to sound like a cunt, but when I see people do that I wanna smack the shit out of them cuz they're thoughts sounds so dumb and pointless, but i usually just ignore it and gloss right on to the next interesting facebook post, fuck yeah icon_confused.gif
  • bennyboo

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    Oct 02, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    yes i completely agree i see like dont you have anything better to do...
  • Webster666

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    Oct 02, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    I think you're paranoid...
  • bennyboo

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    Oct 02, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    someone broke into my freinds house over the weekend while we were in san fran at folsom.....all the whole day he was posting how we are doing this and that....and someone had broke into his house and stole money from his safe... i think it has to be someone he knows....but he has like over 1 thousand friends on facebook...totally not necessary
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    Oct 02, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    bennyboo saidsomeone broke into my freinds house over the weekend while we were in san fran at folsom.....all the whole day he was posting how we are doing this and that....and someone had broke into his house and stole money from his safe... i think it has to be someone he knows....but he has like over 1 thousand friends on facebook...totally not necessary
    Hint: Never post what you're doing away from home while you're doing it. Wait till you get home and post what you DID.

    I just finished a summer contract - three months of working out of state in a hotel room.
    Very few people even knew I was gone. My posts online were very vague about my whereabouts.
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    Oct 02, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    I just ate two grilled cheese sandwiches,yum
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Oct 02, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    While I think it's a little paranoid to be concerned with random criminals stalking my facebook page, I am the opposite of the "always connected" set.

    I go to facebook only if I get a friend request, a message or wall posting, or in the rare instance that I want to look someone up. Two to three times a week, max.
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    Oct 02, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    In the US both violent crime and property crime rates are down.

    Paranoia is through the roof, however.
  • cityguy39

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    Oct 02, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    I'm so not a FB type of guy, I might check mine once per month if that. Now RJ, I never log off here.icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    I don't think it's necessarily smart to post that you're going to be away for the weekend, but robberies that correlate to someone posting something on Facebook about being out of town are mostly anecdotal (and probably apocryphal).

    But as someone who works in information security, the real concern ought to be the information people can glean from your online social networking profiles. For anyone who does real hacking and identity theft, online profiles are a goldmine of information.

    That alone is often enough to give people a good guess at cracking your password.

    Combine that with the information people provide in those fun little Facebook surveys that ask about your favorite color, favorite vacation, where you were born, etc. and they are well on their way to accessing online bank account and other financial information.

    Doesn't anyone notice how closely those fun survey questions resemble the security questions your bank asks when you login??? icon_eek.gif

    Although it can't be known for sure, most information security professionals (including me) will tell you they believe these social network surveys were probably put in circulation by hackers, knowing they would go viral, and provide mounds of useful information on unwitting victims of online identity theft.
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    Oct 02, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidIn the US both violent crime and property crime rates are down.

    Out of curiosity, have you ever read Freakanomics?

    I'm reading it now and the authors have a very controversial (although probably accurate) theory as to why crime has been going down so dramatically across the U.S. since the early 90s.
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    Oct 02, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
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    MunchingZombie saidIn the US both violent crime and property crime rates are down.

    Out of curiosity, have you ever read Freakanomics?

    I'm reading it now and the authors have a very controversial (although probably accurate) theory as to why crime has been going down so dramatically across the U.S. since the early 90s.


    I have. It is a very interesting theory. But dear god, I do not want to open that can of worms on this site. We can hardly discuss tea cozies without some mouth breather drooling all over the place.

    Mail or IM me if you want to chat about it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said
    Global_Citizen said
    MunchingZombie saidIn the US both violent crime and property crime rates are down.

    Out of curiosity, have you ever read Freakanomics?

    I'm reading it now and the authors have a very controversial (although probably accurate) theory as to why crime has been going down so dramatically across the U.S. since the early 90s.


    I have. It is a very interesting theory. But dear god, I do not want to open that can of worms on this site. We can hardly discuss tea cozies without some mouth breather drooling all over the place.

    Mail or IM me if you want to chat about it. icon_biggrin.gif

    Really? Why? We haven't had one of those good popcorn munching flame wars in at least... oh, 30 minutes or so. LOL.