How People Broadcast Their Locations Without Meaning ToSubmitted by MikeonFire on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 16:30
People were up in arms this week about the privacy implications of news that the iPhone gathers location information and stores it in a file on the user's computer. But experts say that smart-phone owners are unknowingly taking a much bigger risk with information about where they go all day.
A few smart phones, such as the BlackBerry, leave the geotagging feature turned off by default. In many devices, however, photos are tagged with this information unless users to go in and disable the feature themselves.
To make people aware of the dangers of this data, Jackson and Pesce launched a site called I Can Stalk U, which searches Twitter for posts that reveal location information and creates a map pinpointing the places where pictures were taken. "We wanted to inform people of what they're really posting," Jackson says.
The entire article at http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/37452/?p1=A2&a=f
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