Dell CEO's daughter loses Twitter account after revealing family's location
New York, August 14 (ANI): Michael Dell's teen daughter Alexa's Twitter account was shut down after she blabbed about her family's whereabouts.
The computer magnate, who spends 2.7 million dollars every year on a security team for his family, efforts to keep his loved ones out of the public eye were thwarted recently by his daughter's tweeting habit.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the 18-year-old dished intimate details about her and her family's life, including their exact whereabouts, on the microblogging site until her father's security detail pulled the plug on her accounts last week, the New York Daily News reported.
Prior to the shutdown, she had been an avid sharer on the 140-character platform.
Her followers knew when she was in New York, where she was going for shopping and when she was planning to travel.
She even posted a photo of an invitation to her high school graduation dinner on the micro blogging site, which included the celebration's time, date and location.
And last week, Alexa posted information about the family's jaunt to Fiji, complete with an Instagram photo of her brother, Zachary, enjoying a luxurious buffet on the family jet.
The photograph made a quick appearance on the Tumblr site "Rich Kids of Instagram," which chronicles the lives of those under 30 with apparently limitless bank accounts.
The snap was later taken off the site. By Friday, Michael's security team had shut down Alexa's Twitter account, as well.
Jason Thorsett, director of operations at security firm Custom Protective Services, said that the billionaire's security team was likely outraged by Alexa's social media presence.
"I'm sure they called the dad and shut it down. It's innocent on the kids' behalf, but social networking has become the bane of our existence," he told the publication.
He also said that social media has made the work of security teams, whose number one concern is kidnapping, more difficult because guards are not trained to use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
"Twitter is the worst because it's so instantaneous. You get that GPS location of exactly where you are. It's just insane," he added. (ANI)
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