Dutch website PleaseRobMe.com is getting some bad press for publishing a stream of away-from-home Twitter users -- which its dubs "opportunities" -- and their present geographic locations. Rather
than criminal accomplices, however, its founders claim to be highlighting the dangers of location-based social networks like Twitter and Foursquare, which encourage members to broadcast their precise
geographic locations to the world. Critics don't buy it.
"They have raised a poignant and important issue about what people disclose on the internet but they could have done this so much better," Simon Davies, director of the Privacy International campaign group, tells The Daily Telegraph. "What they have actually achieved is providing a one-stop-shop for burglars rather than achieve their goals, which are to raise awareness."