Tagged: GPS

Turn Off Your Smartphone Camera’s GPS to Protect Your Privacy

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If you don’t like to broadcast your whereabouts, you’ve likely got it under control: No Foursquare for you, no “adding to your Photo Map” on Instagram. You’re good, right? Maybe. Or you could be inadvertently telling the world your location every time you send out a photo. What do Facebook snaps, tweeted candids, MMS messages to your plumber, and almost every other photo-based form of digital communication have in common? The metadata embedded in your smartphone’s photos.  (more…)

Mobile phone carriers oppose law requiring warrants for location data

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The mobile carriers industry trade group, CTIA–The Wireless Association, is objecting to a proposed bill that would require the police to produce a warrant if it wants access to location data on people’s mobile phones.  (more…)