Digital Photos Hide Data — and Cyberstalkers Can Find It, Expert Warns


Because smartphones encode a GPS stamp called a geotag on all digital photos, criminals could look at publicly available photos online and use that data to figure out your address or plan a crime spree based on your usual patterns. Before you upload any photos to social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, or share the photos online in any way, check out this article, which has tips on ways to disable geotagging on most phones.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.