Did you know that every photo and video you take — and share on Facebook, Instagram, and other apps — from your smartphone is also sharing the exact latitude and longitude of the location where the photo was taken, enabling hackers, burglars, and pedophiles from knowing where you live?
Because today’s smartphones are preinstalled with GPS technology (that power your maps and Foursquare apps so you always know where you are), that technology is also added in the form of metadata that is attached to every photo or video your device records.
The fix is easy: turn off the GPS “feature” for your camera and video, keeping it on for the apps that need location information. The instructions are different for Android and other operating systems and you can learn more here.
Cheers to JO Social Branding for the reminder.