We know where you live

“[W]hen you send location data as a secondary piece of information, it is extremely simple for people with very little technical knowledge to find out where you work or live,” Ilaria Liccardi says.

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Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts — as few as eight over the course of a single day — can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster’s home and workplace to a relatively low-tech snooper.

The tweets themselves might be otherwise innocuous — links to funny videos, say, or comments on the news. The location information comes from geographic coordinates automatically associated with the tweets.

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