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When Adam Savage, host of the popular science program “MythBusters,” posted a picture on Twitter of his automobile parked in front of his house, he let his fans know much more than that he drove a Toyota Land CruiserEmbedded in the image was a geotag, a bit of data providing the longitude and latitude of where the photo was taken. Hence, he revealed exactly where he lived. And since the accompanying text was “Now it’s off to work,” potential thieves knew he would not be at home.Security experts and privacy advocates have recently begun warning about the potential dangers of geotags, which are embedded in photos and videos taken with GPS-equipped smartphones and digital cameras. Because the location data is not visible to the casual viewer, the concern is that many people may not realize it is there; and they could be compromising their privacy, if not their safety, when they post geotagged media online..
A few cameras with built-in GPS have been available for a year or two, including the Sony Cyber-shot HX5V, the Nikon Coolpix P6000 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. But camera makers say they haven’t adopted widespread use of GPS radios in cameras because it’s expensive — it can add almost $100 to the cost of a camera — and because users haven’t really demanded the feature. Camera manufacturers see GPS as a niche market.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by getreadyalready
Holy crap! That is nuts.. I did find it strange when I printed my photos at Walmart the other day that each photo had the date and time they were taken on the back. I used my iPhone for all the pics, that freaked me out because it doesn't even tell me that information when I look at the pic. How did it know that?!
Originally posted by Raist
However, my question is where is this information found (I need full basics to understand this) and what exactly does it look like. Seriously I am not that hip on the tagging of files or information that is in said tags.