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The Dangers of Geotagging

In Android, BlackBerry, geotagging, information, iPhone, Palm, security, smart phones on January 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Let’s say you upload a picture to Facebook to share with your friends. If you’re doing this from a smart phone, you could be sharing more than just the photo.

This video courtesy of NBC Action News shows us just how those who are tech savvy enough can cherry-pick personal information straight from your uploaded photos.


Not only can information be found regarding the home, but also schools, work places, and regular hang outs.

So how do you avoid sharing this information?

Deactivate geotagging on your phone! Simply turn off the GPS settings on pictures you plan to post online, or disable GPS settings for your camera phone altogether. This can be done on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Palm smart phones.

Just another way to protect yourself against unknowingly sharing unwanted information.

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