Social media users beware: UAE issues warning against posting
This has concerned authorities as they believe that travelers would be sharing pictures on social media handles.
The UAE’s Public Prosecution has prohibited travelers from sharing plans or photos on social media. The development comes after a person’s house was robbed after he shared photos of his trip on social media.
Social media is a good way to keep in touch with families and friends. It is a source that connects users to their loved ones. However, if we look on the other side, it can be dangerous for an individual especially if they it is misued or personal information is ‘overshared.’
Schools in UAE have been given a 9-day vacation, from 13-17th February, including the weekends. This has concerned authorities as they believe that travelers would be sharing pictures on social media handles. This is worrying considering the previous incident of robbery as it can make people vulnerable to criminals.
Dubai Police has advised travelers not to post pictures of their boarding passes. This is because their personal information can be easily stolen through bar code.
Numerous people like uploading pictures of their boarding passes and showing-off their tickets.
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