Thanks to the geotracking capabilities of smart phones, you are potentially leaving a digital trail everywhere you go.  And many people are unwittingly posting photos on social media sites that have embedded location information, so a stalker can easily see exactly where a given photo was taken and track down a potential victim.

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Pictures you’ve e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could be leaking location information threatening your safety or that of your children.“Perfect, just like that,” cooed NBC Action News staffer Susanne McDonald to her four-year-old daughter Laine as she took a series of smartphone pictures. “Ready? One, two, three! Good Girl.”

We loaned McDonald and Laine a smartphone to see just how threatening a seemingly innocent snapshot could be once loaded online.

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About Steve Haase

Steve Haase, president of INSUREtrust, has 25 years of experience in risk management and insurance and B.A. and M.S. degrees in risk management and insurance from Georgia State University. He also holds CPCU and ARM designations. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on e-business risk management. In 1997 he launched the first insurance product focused on “breach of security” exposures for companies doing business over the Internet. This initiative eventually became INSUREtrust LLC, a leading cyber liability wholesaler in Norcross, Ga.

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