*Your Insurance Company Might Charge You Extra For Using Social Media & Location Based Services

As Social Media & Location Based Services are suspected to lead to an increased risk of burglaries, insurance companies are contemplating about increasing their insurance premiums for users of such services.

As reported last week, most users are unaware about the wealth of information they broadcast into the web through their Facebook-status or Twitter feed. As Richard Evens in the Telegraph has reported, this might lead to big rises in home insurance premiums of people who use such services and offers following advise:

1. Never post your home address or other personal information such as your home phone number on social networking sites

2. Don’t follow people you don’t know on social networks and use block others from seeing your profile if you don’t know them

3. Turn off location-based services on Twitter and Facebook unless you absolutely need to use them.

1 Response to “*Your Insurance Company Might Charge You Extra For Using Social Media & Location Based Services”


  1. 1 nexttolastblog 26/02/2010 at 17:28

    A shift in our society has occurred the past few years. We have gone from initially fearing the security of the internet to anything/everything goes, your nobody unless everything about you is transparent. There is little digital hygiene that is of any concern with many of the nets younger users. This is all they have known, so it must be safe, secure, and non-problematic. I don’t know where this all nets out for privacy and society. Caution is still necessary, storage is unlimited and cheaper by the day, and everything is connected.


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