GPowers wrote:I too was wondering the same thing. It is not like this information is not in full public view already.
"Hey, I see you posted a photo of your car on the internets during work, from a work owned computer - don't you remember you're not suppose to do that on work time?..and secondly, some of the stuff you posted in that forum makes me question your dedication to our company"
"hey, check this out, based on my scooby skills this guy's work is 32 miles from his home, and now I have his address - should be no problem cleaning out his house during a workday!"
Admittedly these half-baked scenarios are not high probability...the point is that, as everyone has pointed out, the info to be gleaned from something like a license plate is, in some locales, quite revealing and easy to get, and publishing it for the world to see in a certain context could reveal more than you want to....by the arguments above, we should all have our real names, phone numbers and home addresses in our signatures (after all, that's what leaving your license plate in a photo equates to), and I'm pretty sure we can agree that that's not something everyone would want to do, nor should they.