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Japanese singer Ena Matsuoka was tracked down and assaulted by a stalker who had studied the photos that she posted on social media.
Japanese singer Ena Matsuoka was tracked down and assaulted by a stalker who had studied the photos that she posted on social media. PHOTO: MATSUOKAENA/ TWITTER
Mourners reacting to a prank audio recording played at the funeral of Mr Shay Bradley. He had recorded the voice message in secret before he died.
Mourners reacting to a prank audio recording played at the funeral of Mr Shay Bradley. He had recorded the voice message in secret before he died. PHOTO: ANDREA BRADLEY/ FACEBOOK
Japanese singer Ena Matsuoka was tracked down and assaulted by a stalker who had studied the photos that she posted on social media.
Mr Shay Bradley had recorded the voice message in secret before he died. PHOTO: ANDREA BRADLEY/ FACEBOOK

Cyber-stalking case, ex-soldier's viral prank highlight the significance of digital footprints

It's the kind of news that sends shivers down the spine.

In a case of cyber stalking, a Japanese man tracked down a young female singer's home in Tokyo by studying the photos that she posted on her social media accounts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Getting your online affairs in order'. Print Edition | Subscribe