- Keep your photo locations secret
Various apps can be downloaded — including one from http://pixelgarde.com — that claim to remove geotag data from smartphone photos. But the easiest way to prevent others from knowing where you took the images is to disable the geotag feature in the phone’s camera.
How that’s done varies by phone type, but it typically can be accomplished through the device’s settings:
Latest iPhone: Go to “settings,” “privacy” and “location services,” and then hit “camera off.” That won’t disable the camera; it merely prevents it from embedding location data in its pictures.
Samsung’s Galaxy S: Click the camera icon, then click the settings wheel and the next two settings wheels that appear, then click “location tag” and disable it by hitting “off.”
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:30 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Whipping out your smartphone to snap and post online pictures of yourself and your kids relaxing at home — or perhaps that pricey new TV you just hung on your rec-room wall — is like throwing chum to a sea of hungry sharks.
That’s because smartphone images can be deciphered to reveal precisely where the photos were taken, which security experts say could lead burglars and other criminals directly to your front door. Similarly, they add, posting images from vacation sites or your workplace could invite crooks to ransack your house while you’re away.
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