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Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

Fri, May 10, 2013 by

Cyber Attack

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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