- What is geotagging and how does it affect me?
- How much information can people get from the photos I have uploaded?
Consider these questions as you review the examples below. Try the quiz from the left menu: What Have You Learned? after you’ve spent some time with this section.
Watch the video below to learn about disabling geotagging from your smart phone. Think about the questions above as you watch. Then, review the Think Before You Ink section before checking your understanding at the bottom of the page.
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- All digitally taken photos contain metadata, which stores camera settings and dates. If you take a photo using your GPS enabled digital camera or cellphones, by default, it will geotag all of your photos you have taken automatically. When photos are geotagged, they will store the photo’s geographic location, down to longitude and latitude, in your metadata.
- While metadata makes it easier to organize photos, revealing metadata of your photos can be vulnerable to cyberstalking.
- If you don’t want to be found, make sure you disable geotagging function.
- You can use a free metadata removing software to remove geotags, and any other data that can you may not want to publish for others to see.