Social networking could cause insurance premium hike

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It comes after poice uncovered a burglary ring in New Hampshire in the US, which targeted people who checked into places on Facebook, alerting them when they were not home.

Gareth Kloet, head of home insurance at Confused.com, said: “What’s happened in the US could be the start of a worrying trend and if insurance providers see it as a potential risk, you can bet your home contents on the fact they’ll start pricing for it. Something like ‘Places’ on Facebook broadcasts people’s locations on a

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