Jeremy Sexton
Jeremy Sexton rows

"WARNING!!! Cell phone pictures AAAAHHH!!!"

People. You don’t even know about the biggest security risk ever. Your cell phone is going to tell killers where you are so they can kill you!!!

For some reason this news story from 2010 is now making its rounds again. It has currently been viewed by over 12 million people on YouTube. Everyone is terrified that anyone at any time can access the information that they’ve willingly put on the internet.

What is it exactly that people think geotagging their photos does? And why is that guy only talking out of one side of his mouth?

If, for some reason this does bother you, on your iPhone go to Settings->Privacy->Location Services and switch it off. Your iPhone will stop telling apps where you are and those apps won’t be able to send that information to nefarious ne’er-do-wells (of which, we have fewer and fewer these days.

This post was written on August 13th, 2013.
It has been tagged photography, pictures, metadata, security, hysteria.
The original was created for some blog