Wednesday, September 1, 2010

If you ever post photos to Twitter

This just in from the John Tesh radio show:  If you ever use your smartphone to post pictures on the web, there is something you need to know:

People can find the exact location the picture was taken.

Yikes!  Makes you want to think twice about posting pictures from your kids' school play, or your son's soccer game, doesn't it?

Smartphones automatically "geotag" the pictures that you take and store that information for you.  The only problem is that others who know how this function works can also find out this information.

There are ways to disable this function of your phone.

Here is a link to a website that tells how geotagging works and how to make sure your pictures are safe.

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