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Periscope and privacy

Periscope is a popular streaming feature for twitter  BUT the problem is that people viewing your stream can pinpoint your address.  Creep Factor 10 Mr. Sulu.  Also, there is a current flaw that allows the titles of streams marked as ‘private’ to be seen by the public.

In other words, the app allows you to send a video stream using twitter.  However, someone can look at the stream and determine your location with a high degree of accuracy.

The problem is that many of us, myself included, are taking privacy for granted. We need to be constantly vigilant about threats to our privacy.

For more information

http://www.fastcompany.com/3044463/how-periscope-can-fix-its-creepiest-feature

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/31/periscope_smeared_by_silly_snafu/

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