The headline on the WMUR-TV website sounded clear enough: “Police: Thieves Robbed Homes Based On Facebook Posts.”
What is left unexplained is whether the victims in Nashua, N.H., had lax security settings on Facebook or whether the thieves were able to hack into their accounts to view the “I’m-not-home” status updates or take a peak at their Foursquare check-ins. From the looks of the burly suspects, I suspect the former.
Could a thief view my page and then waltz into my home and rob me blind, secure in the knowledge that I was 8,000 miles away? Fortunately, my neighbor was happy to watch my house closely while we were away — and I do the same for her when she takes one of her frequent trips.