geotags-your photos could give your location away

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snazzy
geotags-your photos could give your location away

this article is from yahoo. i didnt know about this so im passing it along to others....its about how your smartphone or digital camera pictures are embedded with information that once uploaded may give away more information than you know.

 

   

   

hubby
Re: geotags-your photos could give your location away

YES!! - I found out about this the hard-way after uploading some pictures to a public photo-sharing website.. The geotags gave a map right to the house! D'oh!

Ashton
Re: geotags-your photos could give your location away

Yeah. This topic was slashdotted yesterday.

Pretty scary stuff.

Edit: Link the URL to NY times article.

p to the izzle
Re: geotags-your photos could give your location away

 On the iPhone you can turn geotagging off by denying the camera apps the ability to use your current location. If you've already allowed the app to use your location go to settings -->General--> Location Services then tap to turn off location services for the camera app. That should do the trick. 

snazzy
Re: geotags-your photos could give your location away

theres a link to icanstalku.com in the article giving instructions on how to disable other smartphones  geotags.

 

edit: the directions listed for google android are similar to most android phones including eris. on my phone however the gps was already off by default.

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