Smart Phones and Photos - a bit scary

A friend of mine sent me the link to this video about posting pictures from your smart phones and how you can be tracked via that photo. They're saying that if you post a photo straight from your cell phone to the internet the photo itself can help others track where you live. I tried looking up the information myself (on Facebook with photos that I had posted) and personally couldn't find anything, but obviously they did and that's a scary thought.  I just thought I'd share it with you and you can make your own decisions.  The "fix" is quite simple and probably worth doing.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Yeah, I always turn the location thing off right away when I get a new phone.

Tracy said...

Yep - I do the same thing.

Christine said...

It's very alarming. I do turn on location services for photo apps and social media once in a while.. but ONLY when I'm visiting a public place where there's a lot of people and never in my own community. Places like a museums, popular tourist sites, concerts, stuff like that. I have scared my kids shitless telling them horror stories about kidnappings and murders so they're terrified to use locations on their phones. Kind of mean of me, but if it keeps them safe, who cares!