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GPS in cameras and phones creates privacy issue

 

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Never have used it, and won't. Data is always misused for the most part.

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My camera

My camera doesn't have GPS, my Android phone does.
I go to settings,location & security then uncheck Google, Verizon and GPS location services and the camera has it's geo tagging turned off.

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Give Me A Break!

Just another thing to worry about.

How close are we to an embedded chip somewhere in our body?

Ten, twenty, thirty years.

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Nope

alrom45 wrote:

Just another thing to worry about.

How close are we to an embedded chip somewhere in our body?

Ten, twenty, thirty years.

Just give it 6 months after the next election if the clown in the White House is reelected, before Miss Botox and Harry Mr. Government Jobs Come First try to pass legislation mandating a chip so as to protect us from fraud when we get our Obama care health insurance.

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ugh?

BobDee wrote:

My camera doesn't have GPS, my Android phone does.
I go to settings,location & security then uncheck Google, Verizon and GPS location services and the camera has it's geo tagging turned off.

Isn't that dumbing down your smartphone?

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Nope

flaco wrote:

Isn't that dumbing down your smartphone?

Only the tagging. It's not necessary.

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Exaggeration

As usual typical for today journalists mix of truth, half-truths and lies.

I agree that you can pinpoint where picture was taken with geotagging in phones and some cameras. But saying that a few pictures will reveal your everyday habits is a lie. I don't know person, who will every few feet take picture through whole day. And if you have couple pictures from random locations overs some area how you will recreate what this person was doing whole day?

In video they are using tracks recorded by phone to recreate people daily route. As we do with our stand alone units. But access to this data can be done only when you have device itself. Picture has only point where was taken recorded, nothing more.

Of course taking pictures of house, car and bragging about expensive thing that one owns is stupid. But for people who do this, geotagging is probably last of worries, as usually they already revealed on Facebook or alikes not only their address but phone number and much more info than any picture goetagging ever will.

So it's smart to be careful but let's not get paranoid.

Agreed

grzesja wrote:

So it's smart to be careful but let's not get paranoid.

for a short time

flaco wrote:
BobDee wrote:

My camera doesn't have GPS, my Android phone does.
I go to settings,location & security then uncheck Google, Verizon and GPS location services and the camera has it's geo tagging turned off.

Isn't that dumbing down your smartphone?

Perhaps, during picture taking.

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Also

jgermann wrote:
grzesja wrote:

So it's smart to be careful but let's not get paranoid.

Agreed also!

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Your Imagination

Double Tap wrote:

Just give it 6 months after the next election (...more drivel)

It took Bush just 8 years to take down the world's economy, or did you forget reality?

Sorry to take this thread even more off topic.

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You Paid For It...Use It

You paid for it, use it.

There are a myriad of ways for anyone to be tracked. Just using your cell phone can allow someone to locate you. If you think by turning off your GPS on your phone is going to do anything, I think that is wishful thinking. You paid for Smartphone, Iphone or Android because of all the features they have, including GPS, photo tagging, etc. Use it.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

Being Careful Requires Being Informed

grzesja wrote:

I don't know person, who will every few feet take picture through whole day.

I'd bet that many teenagers (especially, it seems, teenage girls) basically do that. Certainly enough to find out where they live, where they hang out with their friends, etc., if they post enough of those pictures online.

grzesja wrote:

usually they already revealed on Facebook or alikes not only their address but phone number and much more info than any picture goetagging ever will.

So it's smart to be careful but let's not get paranoid.

Agreed, but even if they are trying to be careful about not disclosing that information directly, they can still disclose it unwittingly if they don't know that their phone is geotagging all of their pictures.

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Never had facebook, never

Never had facebook, never will

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As the great philosopher,

pkdmslf wrote:

You paid for Smartphone, Iphone or Android because of all the features they have, including GPS, photo tagging, etc. Use it.

As the great philosopher, Pogo, said "We have met the enemy and he is us."

There is a thread about OnStar - and I think the car salesman discuss this feature with prospective buyers touting the fact that, in the event of a wreck in some remote place, help can be dispatched. If someone does not want this "feature" because its very nature implies "Tracking" - then do not buy GM products.

As pkdmslf points out, all the devices people bought was likely because they have "features".

All the services people employ like Facebook, they do so because they like the "features".

Features have multiple uses - often there is a flip side.

Awareness is good. The new

Awareness is good. The new Android UI explicitly allows the user to turn on / off GPS info when taking photos...

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Your Employee Locator Device is Turned Off

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Hell

Living itself creates a privacy issue.

awareness is key

As others have stated, there is generally a way to turn geotagging off (and then you can verify that the pictures aren't geotagged, say with something like ExifTool: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/%7Ephil/exiftool/).

Geotagging is useful when you want to know where you took a picture, but you just need to be smart about how you use it.

Yup, pointed that out to my

Yup, pointed that out to my brother when he was going to take a picture of a car he was looking to sell. Makes it easier to keep the riff raff from pestering you if they don't know where you live. (The car was desirable to a certain element of society, because it had the potential to be pimptastic.)

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