Note to self when uploading photos from smart phones to Facebook and other social media sites.
Disable the geotag function.
Apparently, the ability to track down exact location via metadata embedded within the uploaded image is disturbingly easy. (Read Web Photos Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live).
As noted by the U.S. Army, Geotags and Location-based Social Networking:
• Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, websites and SMS messages. It is the equivalent of adding a 10-digit grid coordinate to everything you post on the internet.
• Geotags are automatically embedded in pictures taken with smartphones.Many people are unaware of the fact that the photos they take with their smartphonesand load to the Internet have been geotagged
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Nothing is private any longer.