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People can get your exact location from your uploaded pictures !?!?!?

Forums General Melanoma Community People can get your exact location from your uploaded pictures !?!?!?

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      TinaR
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      The news said it was GPS phones and cameras…I assume it could also be kid's DS photos/Ipod touches and the like? How do you know if your regular camera has GPS?

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      TinaR
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      The news said it was GPS phones and cameras…I assume it could also be kid's DS photos/Ipod touches and the like? How do you know if your regular camera has GPS?

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        Janner
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        Your regular camera doesn't have a GPS.  They currently are only available in high end DSLR cameras that I've seen.  My Nikon D90 has a plug where I can attach an external GPS.  Some of the newer DSLR's have built-in GPS, but these are on expensive cameras, not point and shoots.  I don't think the iPod Touch has a GPS chip either.  According to this article, you can do mapping on an iTouch, but the built-in chip is the security problem and it isn't included on the iTouch.  http://gps.about.com/od/mobilephonegps/a/iPod-Touch-GPS.htm.  Right now, your smart phones are the issue.  And you can disable auto tagging the GPS location on your phone if you go into the camera settings.  If you never upload phone photos to the internet, then it's not likely a problem.  But if you do, you might consider turning off the auto tagging.

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        Janner
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        Your regular camera doesn't have a GPS.  They currently are only available in high end DSLR cameras that I've seen.  My Nikon D90 has a plug where I can attach an external GPS.  Some of the newer DSLR's have built-in GPS, but these are on expensive cameras, not point and shoots.  I don't think the iPod Touch has a GPS chip either.  According to this article, you can do mapping on an iTouch, but the built-in chip is the security problem and it isn't included on the iTouch.  http://gps.about.com/od/mobilephonegps/a/iPod-Touch-GPS.htm.  Right now, your smart phones are the issue.  And you can disable auto tagging the GPS location on your phone if you go into the camera settings.  If you never upload phone photos to the internet, then it's not likely a problem.  But if you do, you might consider turning off the auto tagging.

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      Jim in Denver
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      Most people have absolutely no idea what is happening on the Internet in terms of privacy, or rather the complete lack of privacy.  They don't even seem to know that thei cable box tracks and records their every move.  Instead of the fantasy based paranoia out there in adundance these days, read this series from the Wall Strret Journal:

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703940904575395073512989404.html

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      Jim in Denver
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      Most people have absolutely no idea what is happening on the Internet in terms of privacy, or rather the complete lack of privacy.  They don't even seem to know that thei cable box tracks and records their every move.  Instead of the fantasy based paranoia out there in adundance these days, read this series from the Wall Strret Journal:

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703940904575395073512989404.html

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