This will freak you out so much you might never want to Instagram your coffee ever again

2014-03-27 09:12
Los Angeles – So you are chilling at Vida and decide to Instagram your first cup of coffee for the day.

You tag the coffee shop and throw in a few hashtags revealing your location.

Harmless social media fun right? Yes, of course. Unless a random stranger starts using that seemingly useless information to find out more about you.

A recent YouTube video by prankster Jack Vale exposes just how easy it is to gather information about random strangers using social media.

You might think twice before hashtagging your next cappuccino.

Watch it here:



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Comments

  • SunshinyDay - 2014-03-27 10:31

    Social media has it's pro's but the cons are pretty scary...

      Quotas Semoer - 2014-03-27 10:59

      it really is !! so how is the weather JHB? not nice being in your late 20's and having terrible weather! do you get time to play with your dos with all the rain etc?

      NickvanGraan - 2014-03-27 17:28

      The cons are usually a result of ones own stupidity.

  • Pieter de Jongh - 2014-03-27 11:09

    The problem isn't social media itself, it is how people use it. You wouldn't put your name, address, tel nbr, list of things you did this week and a picture of you in your underwear on the community hall billboard, but yet millions of people do that on social media. Go figure ...

  • Zohan Steppingstone - 2014-03-27 13:35

    What's an Instagram?

      MyGot Gert - 2014-03-27 20:45

      Google is your friend :)

      Marc Hugo - 2014-03-28 07:53

      Zohan, an Instagram is similar quick and free message like Twitter except that you can attach poor quality pictures to your gormless brainf+rt for all your recipients who can't read which is most of them. They want to know that you're smashing a stale blueberry muffin into your neck, you see. This is important stuff.

  • Aubrey Kloppers - 2014-03-27 14:26

    I like his POOTER videos more!

  • Lauren Wallace - 2014-03-28 00:55

    its all fun and games... all you need is one psycho

  • Mc Apple - 2014-03-28 08:41

    Out of experience I can tell you that infra red and Bluetooth is your enemy. Social media is your privacy's worst enemy today. You can steal an identity very easily or impersonate someone and most people don't even know this. Not too long ago there was a security indaba where a few security experts form government met people from government to explain how information gets stolen. Real "covert" stuff. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was an wireless access point and the expert walking around with his smartphone. So obvious. He was trying to hack other smartphones via data connections then I hacked him via Bluetooth while he was distracted.. hehe. Got some interesting photos that day. Now if these experts can fall pray to a hack how much more so the average man on the street who gets technology shoved into his hand that he does not understand. He does not even realize he puts his person at risk by simply publishing information to some of these social sites and apps.

  • Susan Vos - 2014-03-28 15:00

    This is why I don't like tagging my location. Please people... think about it!

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