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Every picture you take is secretly encoded with your GPS location

by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:

If there is one thing you need to remember at all times in the Electronic Age, it is that privacy no longer exists. Every electronic device, every electronic communication, every electronic anything betrays your sense of privacy in every imaginable way, and that is also true of a seemingly innocuous item – the photo.

If taken with a smartphone – as many photos these days certainly are – then the government, as well as ordinary folk (including those who mean you harm) can use metadata embedded in that photo you just tweeted or posted on Facebook to find out your exact coordinates. That includes where you live, if that’s where you sent or posted the photo from, according to a new investigative report by McClatchy Newspapers:

The GPS location information embedded in a digital photo is an example of so-called metadata, a once-obscure technical term that’s become one of Washington’s hottest new buzzwords.

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2 comments to Every picture you take is secretly encoded with your GPS location

  • stu

    Not me! I have an andoid phone and I have ROOTED it, meaning I can control the permissions of every app installed. If I dont want it reporting my location, I can block it from doing so. I also do not allow photos to be geotagged. I get an alert when any app requests to do something and you would be suprised to know that google maps makes a location request when I send a text – which is of course blocked.

  • I have my location and my geotagged phone, and camera turned off. Are you suggesting it’s still there? Thanks.

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