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Old 02-07-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there
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Default Privacy Issues with Cell Phones - TMI - Be Careful Where You Post Pictures! VIDEO LINK!

My Mom sent this to me. No one would ever think that this was possible. I for one had no clue.

GPS in cameras and phones creates privacy issue | Video | 7online.com

This is good for ANYONE to watch, but I'm definitely sending it to my kids. It's a bit scarey!

Not sure if anyone else has posted this before - but it doesn't hurt to repeat the information if so.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas - Aliante
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You can turn off GPS tagging within the camera options on most (probably all) phones and if the pictures have already been taken then you can scrub the meta-data from them using photo software like paint shop, jasc and some other free programs.

Some file upload sites like photobucket discard most of the metadata when it is uploaded by default.

Also, most power users don't leave their gps running all the time because it unnecessarily drains the phones battery. This means that you will not have accurate GPS coordinates attached to any photos.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Wow. Kind of creepy. I knew my phone saved the locations, because it shows the locations on a map in my camera. I did ot know that those locations were saved into the picture; but i guess it makes sense.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:55 AM
 
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Here's another one someone showed me yesterday after seeing the one above.

Dangerous Connections: Protect Yourself While You're Online | WSPA

Yep, it's scary!
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Here's another one someone showed me yesterday after seeing the one above.

Dangerous Connections: Protect Yourself While You're Online | WSPA

Yep, it's scary!
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Read the comments below the article. Very informative

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/...04pogue-email/
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