We’ve all come to love our smartphones and the things they can do for us. There pretty much isn’t anything a smartphone can’t do these days. The new phrase “There’s an app for that”, is pretty much right on. But with the jump in popularity of online social networking sites, coupled with geotagging, you may not realize the information you’re putting out there, and how it could be used against you.
This article from August (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/technology/personaltech/12basics.html?_r=1) gets into details about geotagging and how this information can be used. Geotagging is basically the embedding of your GPS coordinates into the picture you just took. As stated in the article, some sites (most notably Facebook) are taking measures to strip this data from posted images. But this is far from the norm in my opinion, and still doesn’t absolve us from being aware of what is going on.