Social media users must "always be aware of who is listening in" if they want to share personal information with those close to them, and avoid potentially dangerous situations, according to an expert.
Rob Macpherson, from the think tank Demos, told Good Morning Britain the "onus" was on the social media user and urged them to keep any personal data vague so thieves could not use it to their advantage.
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