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Geotagging Safety Smart Phones

Geotagging Safety Smart Phones

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Published by Carol Campbell
Tagging photos for upload to social media sites
Tagging photos for upload to social media sites

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Published by: Carol Campbell on Dec 15, 2010
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Social Media Roundup
Geotagsand Location-Based Social Networking
Applications, OPSECand protecting unit safety
Social Media Roundup
In August of 2010, Adam Savage, of“MythBusters,” took a photo of hisvehicle using his smartphone. He thenposted the photo to his Twitter accountincluding the phrase “off to work.”Since the photo was taken by hissmartphone, the image containedmetadata reveling the exactgeographical location the photo wastaken.So by simply taking and posting a photo,Savage revealed the exact location ofhis home, the vehicle he drives and thetime he leaves for work.
Read the full storyhere:http://nyti.ms/917hRh
Social Media Roundup
“I ran a little experiment. On a sunny Saturday, Ispotted a woman in Golden Gate Park taking aphoto with a 3G iPhone. Because iPhonesembedgeodatainto photos that users upload to FlickrorPicasa, iPhoneshots can be automatically placedon a map. At home I searched the Flickrmap, andscore—a shot from today. I clicked through to theuser’s photostreamand determined it was thewoman I had seen earlier. After adjusting thesettings so that only her shots appeared on themap, I saw a cluster of images in one location.Clicking on them revealed photos of an apartmentinterior—a bedroom, a kitchen, a filthy living room.Now I know where she lives.”
Thefollowing was published inWired Magazine in 2009
Read the full storyhere:http://bit.ly/bJqYmm

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