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Post by espíritu del lago Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:37 am

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However, most modern digital cameras do not automatically add geolocation (Latitude and Longitude) metadata to pictures. The process for adding the geolocation data either requires specialized add on hardware, or post processing with software on the desktop after the pictures are taken.

There is a large exception to this rule: Smartphones. With the proliferation of smart phones that contain GPS locator technology inside, the cameras in these devices are already equipped with the specialized hardware to automatically add geolocation information to the pictures at the time they are taken.

Most people don't realize that the action of automatic geotagging takes place on their smart phones, either because it is enabled by default, not exposed the user as an option, or was asked and then forgotten. As a result, individuals often share too much information about their location, right down to the exact Latitude and Longitude when snapping photos with their smartpphone and posting them online.

This website give technical info on what can and can't be disabled.
http://icanstalku.com/how.php

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Post by espíritu del lago Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:13 am

The latest discovery is that using a PIN on your iPhone 3GS really doesn’t protect you from anything as long as the person has physical access to your phone.

But then the same thing goes for desktop/laptop computers too, if someone has physical access you’re done for.

http://www.darknet.org.uk/2010/06/iphone-security-flaw-using-a-pin-wont-protect-your-data/

Read about the apps for smart phones and educate yourself so you don't become a victim.

"Mobile phones are a huge source of vulnerability," said Gordon Snow, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cyber Division. "We are definitely seeing an increase in criminal activity."

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703340904575284532175834088.html#ixzz1BUE7yPUP

Dark Side Arises for Phone Apps

Security Concerns Prompt Warnings

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703340904575284532175834088.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_technology
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Post by shirley Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:12 pm

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Post by espíritu del lago Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:08 am

There so many people who love getting online, buying the newest smart phone, but anything beyond clicking a button or a link is 'Deep Wizardry' and the privacy policy may as well be in hieroglyph­ics for all the sense it will make to them.

If you can't manage your own freedom of choice, don't pass the job on to someone else. When it comes to sharing informatio­n, the buck stops with you!
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Post by navim Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:10 am

It's possible to remove location from pictures before posting the pictures online. (it's part of the exif properties).

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Post by espíritu del lago Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:59 am

just now saw the link..
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