Think it’s impossible? Check out ICanStalkU.com, a website that promotes geotag awareness. They also have a startling method of raising consciousness. They tweet the poster and let them know where a picture was taken and where it was taken.You may want to check out geotag photos for more.
People have mixed reactions, according to security expert Larry Pesce. Some are enraged, while others appear to have known about geotags for some time, and many want to know how to stop it.
When Adam Savage, the host of Mythbusters, took a picture of his car in front of his house and posted it to Twitter, he didn’t disable the geotags on his computer.
Flickr has reportedly placed in place protections against geotags unless photo posters request them, and it’s thought that the way Match.com and Facebook format images doesn’t always allow for a geotag to be posted, but don’t take it for granted. You may be stalked or stolen if you use Twitter, Craigslist, or make your own YouTube videos.
It’s important to remember that using geotags in images has some practical applications. Photographers and visitors can find geotags in their photos useful for later identifying exact locations. How do you avoid being stalked or other crimes as a result of geotagging? Find out whether your phone or camera is equipped with geotag technology and how to switch it off. You’ll want to search for “site” and then “off” or “don’t allow,” but experts agree that options are difficult to come by.
On iPhones, Blackberries, Palms, and Androids, ICanStalkU.com provides step-by-step guidance for disabling geotags. When you see user names, times photos were uploaded, and their exact address, you can see how serious the threat is. It’s very scary. If you haven’t activated geotags on your phone or camera, don’t assume it isn’t using them. This choice is usually set as the default on most devices.