Saturday, April 16, 2011

How To Not Get Stalked On-Line

A week or so ago I wrote about Creepy, a neat bit of software that allows you to locate and map the movements of people through the geo-tags in their twitter feeds and the pics they snap on their smart-phones. Here is a short post on how to disable the GPS in your phone so as the pictures from it won't reveal your location so easily. Its from an archeology blog I occasionally read, and its interesting to note that the problem these people have with inadvertently sharing information does not come from stalkers, but from people using lat/long coordinates contained in the pic meta-data to find and loot artifacts from newly uncovered sites.

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