How your smart phone can compromise privacy and endanger your children

Do you have a smart phone that takes pictures?
Do you post those pictures online — on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Photobucket?
If you do, and especially if you post pics of your kids, you need to watch this video.
Why? Because hackers can find out the exact location of where you took your pic! For example, if you took a pic of your kid in her bedroom, pedophiles can just right-click the pic and get your home address.
Watch this video to find out how you can disable the GPS feature that betrays your location.
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vARzvWxwY]
H/t FOTM’s joworth and KYEOS blog.
~Eowyn

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Nicolas von Schatz
7 years ago

Good advice. But shareaholics and Facebook junkies won’t take it into consideration anyway

hrmfc
hrmfc
7 years ago

Thank you for this timely article. I do post pictures of family members but as soon as my daughter told me about the GPS locator in the phone I turned it off.

Steve
Steve
7 years ago

Wow, I don’t but sending to wife..

japoa
7 years ago

All the new smart phones come with built in gps . As well as any recently made lap top , i-pad , blah, blah ,blah . Everybody thinks this techno-crap is so great , just wait until it is used against you . You might just have a change of heart . The concept of privacy is going the way of the do-do bird !

joandarc
joandarc
7 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. I do hope people take your advice to protect themselves properly.

TPR
TPR
7 years ago

I heard about this a few years ago but it should be repeated often, especially for people who don’t think about a phone’s Settings. Being total anti-GPS I’ve NEVER turned it On for any reason (& frankly do not understand why anyone would, willingly). My only concern is: With GPS Off is it REALLY Off? (They could have it On by default but add a fake Off button so you think you’re “safe.”) I also notice the free WordPress blogs have EXIF. turned ON by default (Settings >> Media); & that their New Post page bugs you with a “TURN… Read more »