You know the stalking skills of some people are touching the sky when they can identify a person’s location by the reflection of the object in their eyes through their selfies.
I know this sounds super creepy but it isn’t an inch far from reality.
A man living in Japan has stalking skills that can baffle a human mind to maximum. According to Japanese news organization NHK, in September a man was arrested for stalking a pop star. But what’s oddly interesting about this news story is that how this man managed to reach her home. He not only stalked her and reached her home but also attacked and groped her at her residence.
The Stalker Learned Where The Woman Lived Through Her Eyes:
Eyes are surely a gateway to the soul but the guy living in Japan took this concept to a whole new level.
Not only did he madly focused on her selfies to figure out that she uses a train to her way home. He found the train station through the reflection in her eyes and later with the help of Google Street View he reached the specific train station.
His stalking skills didn’t stop here. After finding out the train station she uses, he even noted details about her apartment. The details about her apartment were found by the videos she posted online. He figured out the color and print of curtains and even about how the light entered her department.
The reason to address this issue is not to creep our readers out but to highlight the danger technology can throw us to.
Cyber Stalking; The Dangers of Digital World:
Our world has been digital-ized to a point that it’s impossible to escape from it.
Even for a moment, we set apart the topic of cyberstalking, then online threats and cyberbullying has become a phenomenon in talks. Each day we find news about a victim of cyberbullying killing him/herself.
According to research conducted in the United States, four out of ten women have suffered electronic harassment after dating online and 20 percent of online stalkers use social networking to stalk their victims.
Narrowing the report to the actual cause, it has been found out that we of technology has managed innate the crime. Stalkers, with the help of technology, not only stalk the victims but tend to flow easily from the sight of police and other responsible authorities.
How Safe Are You?
The latest report about the Japanese man and popstar might have caught your attention for being creepy and weird but the truth is that it’s highly alarming.
Researchers on cyberstalking and news have brought us to a question, which is:
“How safe are we in today’s world?”
The person reading this may not be a poster or a celebrity or even a person known publicly but still, he or she must have an existence, digitally.
This eventually makes them vulnerable to cyber threats, cyberbullying and cyberstalking. A person having a little bit of intention to harm you can use social media platforms to occupy even the most secure and private information about you.
What you can do to ensure your safety is to avoid posting pictures taken near your home. Other than this, you can go to your mobile settings and turn off automatic geotagging of your photos, so that GPS coordinates aren’t included in the metadata of every single photo that you take.