Photo/Social Media Sharing and Privacy Info You Need to Know
How Sharing your location on Social media can share where you are:
If you’ve seen this on Facebook and wondered is this true? It is…Scary I know but there is a way to avoid it by simply turning off GPS location. In your camera app if you go to your settings and go to GPS location, you can turn it off.
(Video posted in 2010 from NBCActionNews)
To check your phone’s camera settings, open your Smartphone’s camera app, click the gear shift (or menu button) and scroll through the features, select the location tag/GPS settings and turn off.
More frightening, is location sharing on social media sites… Are you on twitter, instagram, flikr? Do you know how easy it is to find your tweets & photos?
There are several ways you can be cyberstalked from social location sharing applications (here’s how to search twitter by location.) Or, there are services, like ‘geofeedia.’ In addition to the camera app make sure you turn off location on all of your social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etc., typically found in the ‘Privacy Settings’ of the social media site.
If you are sharing ‘publicly’ on any social media accounts, and have allowed your settings within the desktop or smartphone application to share your location… you can be tracked. And then, if your phone is allowing GPS tagging on top of this… Yeah, it’s easy to find you.
Thanks to my friend JC at Illinois Valley Cellular for sharing content of this blog!