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Friday, August 12, 2011

Tottenham looter not looking so smug now - Twitpic haul man arrested

Today the Metropolitan Police annouced via @metploiceuk that the looter who uploaded photos to of his haul during the riots to Twitter had been arrested for violent disorder and theft.


The image uploaded went viral, it was only a matter of time before Police apprehended him.


What can we all learn from this?

OK, so this is an extreme case, but we should all be aware that everything we say and upload to the internet is traceable and you are legally accountable for what you say. Most importantly everything is tracable.

Consider what you upload or say mindful that it could impact current and future employment prospects. As an employer, the first thing I do for all applicants is research their digital activity. With systems like Qwerly, it is so easy to quickly identify.


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