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Pleasanton Police Department warns residents to not 'Be Like Bill'

Original post made on Feb 1, 2016

The Pleasanton Police Department sent out a notification Jan. 27 on social media to not "Be Like Bill" and share your personal meme online due to security risks.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 29, 2016, 7:04 AM

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Posted by PoliceIntelligence
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:26 am

Anyone else see the problem with the Police helping with Cyber Security.... ?

Note, they have NOT tracked down the source of the Amador bomb threat emails...

Posted by Heather
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:37 am

Thank you Pleasanton Police to preventively alerting us to various risks, including cyber risk.

They are doing their job regarding the other various issues going on in Pleasanton but it's nice for them to take a few minutes to give out a heads up on an issue that can adversely affect many. Its nice for Police to be able to Proactive when so much of their job, by the nature of it, must be reactive (after a crime is committed).

Goodness sakes, who needs to criticize the Police when they are doing a positive thing.

A little support of our Peace Officers, especially in todays climate might be nice!

Posted by Cautious
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:16 am

I do my best to avoid those possibilities. I have never, will never, be on Facebook, twitter, etc, etc, etc. My finaancial contacts are not allowed to email me statemnts. Account numbers, social security number are not online, and I've done my best to keep my birth date out of print. Why invite trouble? I miss out on all kinds of contests, etc I'd like to participate in, but why do they need my birthdate. If I should ever beat the odds, I would then happily share all needed numbers. I wouldn't do business with anyone who intruded my privacy. And, I am a very 'open' person, but personal 'numbers' are needed by anyone but me.

Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 1, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Cautious - while you put forth a valiant effort, I would bet if I simply had your full name i could find out a lot more about you than you think I should be able to. However, that is not saying that you should give up and stoop being diligent (just the opposite, keep doing it and maybe more), it simply means that you may not be as protected as you think you are.

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