geotagging (was: illegal trafficking)
akindofmagick1 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 13 15:40:23 EDT 2011
This is yet another example of why it's so critical to turn off the geolocater
features on your cell phone and camera and any social networking sites of which
you're a member. Every photo, every Tweet, every Facebook and Foursquare,
etc. update can be used to track your movements.
The "Creepy" application to make tracking even simpler came out a couple of
but this is not at all a new issue:
Google "geotagging" and learn how to stay off the radar.
Sheri (information security professional)
I, like many others, like to post photos of butterflies and other wildlife seen
during travels. I use flickr.com, and there are several other photo sites. I
once had a photo of a tarantula from Panama. I was contacted by a person who
asked me to remove location information from the photo because it was a somewhat
coveted species (by illegal collectors, for example). The location info could be
used by them to find that site and hire locals to collect all of that kind of
spider they could find.
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