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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hawk46, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. Hawk46

    Hawk46 TS Member

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    Interesting or scary . . .

    A photo of a soft drink inside your house can give your exact location. With this technology, you really need to watch this short clip. Great technology for thieves and other bad people. Scary if you have kids, especially.

    Apparently it applies only to cell phone and GPS enabled digital camera pictures.


    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7621105
     
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    Very scary. Makes you think about even using a computer out of your home period.


    Posted that link above.
     
  3. Hawk46

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    Looks like you need to cut/paste into your browser - worked for me.
     
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    Everyone with kids on facebook should view this video.

    Ed
     
  5. Hawk46

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    Might make some of us ponder a little more about posting cell phone pics of firearms on the web.

    Dave
     
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    I'm somewhat tech savvy, knew the technology existed but never thought about someone stalking me or my possessions that way.

    If you watched the video, you know the tech is called GeoTagging, embedding geographical data (lat, long) int your digital image. Anywhere that image goes, the GeoTagging information goes.

    I use an iPhone so I already knew I could disable location services to suspend GeoTagging data for that photo I take. Here's a link for iPhone directions and other smartphone varieties.
     
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    Everything I have been reading this feature is on the new phones, if you have an older phone this does'nt work on them. I may be wrong i'm not a guru on this stuff. If someone knows different please correct me. Rick
     
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    Rick--You are somewhat right although you need to define older. For instance IPhone has been out now for about 4 years now. So those even 4 year old phones are capable. Just say'n...............

    Matt
     
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    "Looks like you need to cut/paste into your browser - worked for me"

    No one needs to cut and paste if the poster enter the link into the Website URL box above the message window. Then everyone can just click.

    Not entering the link in the proper place only make more work for everyone else. Why is everyone to lazy to put it where it belongs?????

    Bob Lawless
     
  10. Hawk46

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    Thanks for the additional info Johnson.

    Tried that Bob, it wouldn't paste as hypertext or I just don't know how to do it, not lazy. Well... sometimes.
     
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    Hawk46 if you post it in the Website URL it isn't a hyperlink until you post your message to TS.com.

    Bob Lawless
     
  12. Hawk46

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    Bob, I pasted the URL from the website into the post then hit submit. I also edited the post after it was submitted and pasted it in then hit submit. Didn't work either way. What am I not doing correctly?
     
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    Hawk46 I don't know what you are doing so I can't tell you what the problem is. I can say I don't cut I copy there is a difference.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    Pictures aren't the only items that contain hidden metadata. All kinds of files have that. Get a metadata scrubber and use it...that's the safest thing.
     
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    Archer, I haven't heard that term since I retired. It's like a nightmare coming back.

    jim brown
     
  16. recurvyarcher

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    I know...the more you know, the scarier everything becomes.
     
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    Just remember the data is not complete until you finish the metadata.

    jim brown
     
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