Location-based check-ins can be fun and engaging, but they are also dangerous. In the past, we have blogged about how and why plotting your whereabouts on a social network doesn’t just mean a loss of privacy, but can also endanger your well being.
Making it even more risky is Raytheon’s Riot, a data-mining software that can track people on social media. Every time you check-in somewhere, post a tweet about where you are going or upload a photo of where you are, you’re creating a footprint of your everyday life. Eventually patterns begin to form and this is where Riot comes in to play.
And trust us: it is scary. Read More