Tips Be careful with geotagging, here's how to remove a tag

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Andrewdroid, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Andrewdroid

    Andrewdroid Well-Known Member
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    I hope everyone knows about the dangers in accidentally giving out your location by sharing a photo with a geo-tag embedded. If you don't know about this, read about the MythBusters guy in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/technology/personaltech/12basics.html

    Anyway, sometimes you take a shot and forget that geo-tagging was enabled. It's even easier to do this now with 2.2, because for some idiotic reason the geotag setting in the Camera app is GONE.

    Anyway, this app I found can strip out the geo-tag from a shot that has already been tagged. And it can do this on your phone. That way you can share it without worry.

    Remove Photo Geotagging Info With Geo Eraser | AndroGeoid
     

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  2. Number1Gsxxr

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    While this can be a legitimate concern, I'm not sure how much it matters considering how terrible the GPS is on most of our phones. I'd be more concerned with all the Twitter and Facebook messages people make. Unlike only knowing the Lat/Long of where someone lives, with Facebook not only can you find out when someone won't be home, but also for exactly how long they'll be gone.

    Facebook Status Leads to an Instant Burglary - Told Ya So - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
     
  3. Andrewdroid

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    Except not only does it tag via GPS location, it can also tag via wifi location. Add this in with the facebook thing, and you just added even more info someone can use.
     

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