Does Geotagging ‘Creepy’ App Signal End to Photo-Sharing Privacy?


An article on a site called Thinq says a new geolocation information aggregator “aims to gather public information on a targeted individual via social networking services in order to pinpoint their location. It’s remarkably efficient at its job, even in its current early form, and certainly lives up to its name when you see it in use for the first time.” The article points out that although Twitter’s geolocation setting is optional, images shared via a smartphone records the location information anyway and “Creepy finds these photos, downloads them, and extracts the location data.”

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Elaine Rigoli

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