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Recent incidents in California and Arizona have ignited safety concerns for officers affiliated with social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
Investigators in California identified a prolee who used Facebook to identify and locate a number of enforcement officers throughout the state. The parolee used the websites to communicate threats to the identified officers.
In Maricopa County, Arizona, officers discovered a CD during a traffic stop containing photographs and names of over 30 enforcement and civilian employees from a local police department. All of the photographs and identifying information was obtained on Facebook and included the identity of undercover officers.
A U.S. Army bulleting titled "Officer Safety - Geotagging" discussed the capability of some phones to embed location information when posting status updates or pictures online that may allow a third party to track your current location. Analysis of that data could be used to track common routes, work location, and even your home address through GPS coordinates.
- Exercise discretion with respect to privacy and personal security considerations - be careful of which pages are affiliated with your homepage because searchers can identify you based on which pages you "like," what you list under interests, and who is listed as a friend or follower.
- Limit profile access and keep current with changing privacy features
- Disable location and GPS services on your phone if the capability exists