Turn Off Your Smartphone Camera’s GPS to Protect Your Privacy

By on July 26, 2013
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If you don’t like to broadcast your whereabouts, you’ve likely got it under control: No Foursquare for you, no “adding to your Photo Map” on Instagram. You’re good, right? Maybe. Or you could be inadvertently telling the world your location every time you send out a photo. What do Facebook snaps, tweeted candids, MMS messages to your plumber, and almost every other photo-based form of digital communication have in common? The metadata embedded in your smartphone’s photos.

You can quickly fix this by taking a dive into your device’s settings.

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  • frankfan42

    Nice idea, but I do not believe this disables the tracking ability of the GPS which is required by law. Anyone with tech sense know if removing the battery when not using the phone works?