Metadata and smart phones
16 April 2011
Beware the ancillary information you post online when you upload photos to the web. From the NYTimes:
Security experts and privacy advocates have recently begun warning about the potential dangers of geotags, which are embedded in photos and videos taken with GPS-equipped smartphones and digital cameras. Because the location data is not visible to the casual viewer, the concern is that many people may not realize it is there; and they could be compromising their privacy, if not their safety, when they post geotagged media online.”
Here is an example of geotag stalking in action.
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