Digital Cameras and geotags..where have you been ??

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Longboard, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    Another reminder about depositing your life all over the web:
    Web Photos That Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live
    Ya, that is funny, BUT, not to be too melodramatic..
    Maybe bad luck for new owners..??
    Maybe not always a friend and not only your house !? :cautious:
    Opt in/Opt out. :cautious:

    from the end of the NYT article:
    :ouch:
     
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  2. CloneRanger

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    Or don't have a device with GEO built in :thumb:

    And speaking of digicams, don't forget the METADATA :D But you can delete it, not that everybody out there is even aware of MD though :D
     
  3. CasperFace

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    The article suggest that this issue only applies to smartphones, (i.e. iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm) but I'm curious if this "geotag" feature also extends to some stand-alone digital cameras as well. o_O

    I remember reading (several years ago) that there was a proposal in the works for digital cameras to have some sort of embedded GPS device which could be used to automatically alert authorities if the camera was suspected to have been used for "illegal" purposes. I know it may sound crazy, but in this day and age, it wouldn't surprise me if that (or something like it) has already been implemented without public knowledge. :eek:
     
  4. LockBox

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    I think the entire geotagging and GPS in everything possible is a huge security risk, especially for single females. It's being taken to insane levels. If this is "progress" then Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), as misguided and troubled as he was, was also pretty close to the truth in his manifesto.
     
  5. Longboard

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    Oh yeah:
    http://www.cnet.com.au/cameras-with-gps-tagging-built-in-339301229.htm
    While I can see the benefits of tagging...The laws of unintended consequences

    Cant get too paranoid: could always look some one up in the white pages ;)
     
  6. hierophant

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    Well, GPS tagging is useful when you're sourcing a flashmob ;)

    ... until you get busted with the phone/camera, anyway :oops:

    I wonder whether all GPS-capable phones geotag photos. I don't see anything about that in my simple LG phone.
     
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